Ethiopia: Creating a Culture of Progress – Book Talk at Sankofa in DC

(Images courtesy of Phanos Press from the book cover "Ethiopia: Creating a Culture of Progress)

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Tadias Magazine
Events News

Published: Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Washington, D.C. (TADIAS) – What does progress mean in the context of modern Ethiopia? The latest book by Dr. Samuel Wolde-Yohannes explores this timely subject from a cultural and philosophical standpoint in a new paperback entitled: Ethiopia: Creating a Culture of Progress.

“This book offers a voice of context and reflection that fills a vital gap in the present discourse of Ethiopian history, politics, and modernization efforts,” said organizers, announcing an upcoming book signing at Sankofa bookstore in D.C. on Sunday, July 14th.

The author, Dr. Samuel, who is currently a professor of philosophy at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, California was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as the youngest of 12 children in his family. He attended Lycee Gebre-Mariam in the Ethiopian capital and subsequently joined the seminary both in Ethiopia and Ireland. He taught at Addis Ababa University for four years, and holds MA and PhD degrees in philosophy from The Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. He has written four books and several articles focusing on Ethiopian thought tradition and current affairs.

In his most recent work, Ethiopia: Creating a Culture of Progress, Dr. Samuel argues that legal, political, and economic systems do not produce progress nor transform nations in any substantial way by themselves unless the culture of the nation is addressed first and foremost.

“There are many books which deal with Ethiopia’s numerous problems from the perspective of economics, political science and sociology; each offering their specialized solutions. This book does not neatly fit in any one of them,” Samuel notes in an excerpt from the book.

If You Go:
Sunday, July 14 @ 6pm
Sankofa Books
2714 Georgia Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

For those interested in purchasing the book, it’s on Amazon.

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