‘Life in Ethiopia’: One Man’s Venture to a Third World Country

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Former economist publishes new book about Ethiopian history and his international travels.

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"Job K. Savage shares his two-year adventure moving to Ethiopia while divulging the major historical events. "

Imagine uprooting your life and everything you know to move to one of the poorest countries, halfway across the world. In his new book, Life in Ethiopia: Historical and Religious Highlights of a 2,000 Year Old African Dynasty, author Job K. Savage shares his two-year adventure moving to Ethiopia while divulging the major historical events.

Savage and his wife moved to be an advisor for the Ethiopian Minister of Agriculture. They left Maryland with only 300 pounds of household items, but managed to find a place to live, a car, furniture and household appliances--all within two weeks of arriving.

“One of the cooking utensils was a pressure cook, and was probably the most useful items we brought,” writes Savage. “I will never forget that cooker!”

Savage’s real life experiences as an impermanent resident of Ethiopia aids readers in fully appreciating the culture and history of a third world country. He shares accounts of beggars bombarding him in the streets and natives calling in the night to each other in the creek behind their apartment

“It took us a bit longer to get used to the natives using the sidewalks, streets and vacant lots to relieve themselves,” writes Savage. “I must say that the odor during the very dry season was not pleasant.”

In Life in Ethiopia, Savage also reveals an introspective look at the key historical and religious events of the country. Ethiopia posses a rich history which posses the world’s oldest Christian Empire, one of oldest written languages and the fall of the longest dynasty in Africa.

Life in Ethiopia is an educational read for individuals who are intrigued by history, as well as those who are attracted to foreign lifestyle and travel. Savage’s ability to speak in simple terms and share adventurous stories leaves readers feeling enlightened and knowledgeable.

For more information, visit the Life in Ethiopia website.

About the Author:
Job K. Savage is a retired 96-year-old economist who specialized in agriculture. He has a master’s degree in agricultural economics from North Carolina State College and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin in economics.After retiring from USDA in 1972 as assistant Administrator of Farmer Cooperative Service, he was employed by the Ethiopian Government as an advisor to its Minister of Agriculture. He was inducted into Cambridge Who's Who demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in public service. He was encouraged to write this book after teaching a class on Ethiopia in Williamsburg, V.A. He and his wife have traveled to 59 countries and worked in 26 foreign countries. He enjoys writing and traveling with his wife. He also wrote 'Tarboro to Katmandu.'

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