The Scent of Eucalyptus: A Missionary Childhood in Ethiopia

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The fair-haired child of Canadian missionary parents, Daniel Coleman grew up with an ambivalent relationship to the country of his birth. He was clearly different from his Ethiopian playmates, but because he was born in Ethiopia and knew no other home, he was not completely foreign. Like the eucalyptus, a tree imported to Ethiopia from Australia in the late 19th century to solve a firewood shortage, he and his missionary family were naturalized transplants. As ferenjie, they endlessly negotiated between the culture they ...

The Scent of Eucalyptus: A Missionary Childhood in Ethiopia 2003, Goose Lane Editions

ISBN-13: 9780864923745

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