Burnt Eucalyptus Wood : On Origins, Language and Identity

Burnt Eucalyptus Wood : On Origins, Language and Identity

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Ennatu Domingo


Category: Biographies & Memoirs

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 4/20/23

Publisher: The Indigo Press

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 176 pages

Weight: 142

Dimensions: 177 x 112 x 17

Who are you, when you come from two places?Ennatu Domingo was adopted from Ethiopia at the age of seven and transplanted to Barcelona where she learned to flourish. But she never forgot her nomadic childhood in the mountains and meadows of Gondar, near the northern border with Eritrea. Having witnessed the hardships of Ethiopian rural women at an early age, she was inspired to study the patriarchal structures that underpinned her individual experiences, both in Europe and in contemporary Ethiopia. She has lived in Kenya, Belgium and the UK, and has travelled across five continents, but keeps returning to the country of her childhood, to re-construct a lost identity guided by the echo of her first language Amharic and the weight of a rich cultural heritage. Torn between forgetting and remembering, Ennatu explores the dilemma of international adoptees and migrant children and their quest for belonging in a book destined to be a classic of its genre.