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The book I am currently reading
Bahru Zewde’s A History of Modern Ethiopia. I bought it from a bookseller on the streets of Addis Ababa.

The book that changed my life
Every book I read changes me in one way or another. Something is created in me through reading and so I am changed. That’s the beauty of reading, isn’t it? There was no Catcher in the Rye or Fire Next Time moment. But then I didn’t go to university. It’s a different journey through books for me.

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