I bought this after reading some reviews. It's well written and the characterisation is good. I don't know much about Ethiopia or its history, so I found it gripping on a number of levels. I'd recommend this to anyone who is interested in the fiction that is emerging from the developing world.
I found this book brilliant. The several characters that the book follows were all dynamic and felt so human. The story, as well as making you feel for the characters, gave me a glimpse of Ethiopia during its most turbulent years. Would highly recommend it.