Why Zewide’s Resistance, Freedom & Empowerment is a necessary read

I’m currently reading Resistance, Freedom and Empowerment: The Ethiopian Women’s Struggle authored by former FDRE Minister of Education Gennet Zewide. As I delve into the 200+ pages, I’m quite surprised for two very major reasons:   As I devour each page, what i find is an encounter with Gennet’s refreshing feminist analysis into culture and history.…

Modern-day Slavery of Ethiopian Women

She mostly comes from a poor community. She is female which introduces a whole new dimension to her experiences in a foreign land. She’s mostly Christian, newly converted to Islam to meet the demands of her work. She’s black African. Add to that she hardly speaks a word of Arabic.