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An idealistic American TV producer starts a charity for famine victims amid Ethiopia's civil war. “You’re not in California here,” Ethiopia’s rebel leader-turned-prime minister reminds him. “This is a different world.”
In 1993, a prince and princess from Ethiopia’s 2,500-year-old Solomonic Dynasty reached out to an international revolutionary who’d played a behind-the-scenes role in the overthrow of Haiti’s notorious “Baby Doc” Duvalier. Could he help free Ethiopia’s most famous political prisoner and liberate its people from a reign of terror?
Now, that revolutionary, David Steinman, has drawn on his extraordinary, real-life adventure to write a novel about Ethiopia’s present-day struggle for freedom. Part investigative journalism and part parable, it depicts the cover-up of a holocaust and raises questions about the ends and means of Western policy in shadowy places.
Money, Blood and Conscience superbly portrays the fight by the world’s poorest for food and justice, drawing the reader into a magnificent, heartbreaking crusade for human dignity.
Deutsche Welle (DW)
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“I sometimes give a course on the dictator novel, so next time I do so, your novel will be on the syllabus.”
- Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine, CA
"A deftly crafted and inherently riveting read from cover to cover, "Money, Blood & Conscience" is an extraordinarily unique and unreservedly recommended addition to community library Contemporary General Fiction collections."
- Small Press Bookwatch
"THE MOST SEARING ACCOUNT OF CONTEMPORARY EVIL SINCE UNCLE TOM'S CABIN."
- Jack Healey, former director, Amnesty International USA
"A MASTERFUL LITERARY THRILLER THAT TURNS CONVENTIONAL WISDOM ABOUT AFRICAN AID ON ITS HEAD"
- Bill Bach, U.S. Foreign Service (Ret.)
"STEINMAN IS OUR VOICE. OUR FREEDOM FIGHTER."
- Muluken Tesfaw, Author, THE AMHARA HOLOCAUST