Search - List of Books by Nega Mezlekia

Nega Mezlekia (born 1958) is an Ethiopian writer who writes in English. His first language is the Amharic language, but since the 1980s he has lived in Canada so speaks and writes in English.

Nega was born in Jijiga, the oldest son of Mezlekia, a bureaucrat in the Imperial government. Although initially supporting the revolution that deposed Emperor Haile Selassie, he grew strongly critical of the regime of Mengistu Haile Mariam. As a late teenager he abandoned his mother and siblings and set off with his best friend to join one of the armed rebel groups. In 1983 he left his position at Haramaya University to accept an engineering scholarship and study at Wageningen University. After two years in the Netherlands he was still unable to return home so moved to Canada instead. He has still never returned to Ethiopia.

He recounted his life story in his first book, Notes from the Hyena's Belly. Published in 2000, his book won the Governor General's Award for English language non-fiction that same year.

Mezlekia followed it up with the novel The God Who Begat a Jackal, which concerns an old Ethiopian myth. Although he still is a practicing engineer he indicates that he misses that sense of myth and spirituality from his youth.

Controversy   more �

This author page uses material from the Wikipedia article "Nega Mezlekia", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0
Total Books: 12
Media Blitz A Personal Battle
2009 - Media Blitz a Personal Battle (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780981176406
ISBN-10: 0981176402
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  ?

Notes from the Hyena's Belly An Ethiopian Boyhood
2008 - Notes From the Hyena's Belly an Ethiopian Boyhood (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781435296404
ISBN-10: 1435296400
  ?

The God Who Begat a Jackal
2003 - The God Who Begat a Jackal (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780753816868
ISBN-10: 0753816865
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  ?

The God Who Begat a Jackal A Novel
2003 - The God Who Begat a Jackal a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312309961
ISBN-10: 0312309961
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  ?

The God Who Begat a Jackal
2002 - The God Who Begat a Jackal (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780297829058
ISBN-10: 029782905X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  ?

The God Who Begat a Jackal
2002 - The God Who Begat a Jackal (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312287016
ISBN-10: 0312287011
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  ?

Notes from the Hyena's Belly  An Ethiopian Boyhood
2002 - Notes From the Hyena's Belly an Ethiopian Boyhood (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312289140
ISBN-10: 0312289146
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 7

Notes from the Hyena's Belly  An Ethiopian Boyhood
2001 - Notes From the Hyena's Belly an Ethiopian Boyhood (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312269883
ISBN-10: 0312269889
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Notes from the Hyena's Belly Memories of My Ethiopian Boyhood
The God Who Begat a Jackal
The God Who Begat a Jackal (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780141006628
ISBN-10: 0141006625
  ?

The Unfortunate Marriage of Azeb Yitades
The Unfortunate Marriage of Azeb Yitades (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780143053064
ISBN-10: 014305306X
  ?

The God Who Begat a Jackal
The God Who Begat a Jackal (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780297829003
ISBN-10: 0297829009
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  ?