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Welcome to Nowhere

Last November, I visited Jordan, and spent some time working in Azraq and Za'atari refugee camps. (See the News page for more details.) I have since written a novel about a Syrian family caught up in the terrible war afflicting their country. Its title is Welcome to Nowhere, and it will be published by Macmillan in January 2017.

 

 

 

 

two more titles with great new covers

Crusade and The Garbage King join my other titles reissued in new covers. I hope you like them as much as I do.

Visit their book pages to find out more.

 

 

 

 

 

the ethiopian story collecting project

The Ethiopian Story Collecting Project has an exciting new development. The Ducere Foundation is publishing two books of the stories I collected and retold, for use by Ethiopian schoolchildren. Read more about the project on the Ethiopian Story Collecting Page.

Our two websites, www.ethiopianfolktales.com www.ethiopianfolktalesforkids.com are still attracting hundreds of visitors not only in Ethiopia but around the world.

 

 

Syrian refugees in Jordan

Syrian refugees in Jordan

 

 

Ethiopian children listening to a storyteller.  Illustration by Eric Robson

Ethiopian children listening to a storyteller.  Illustration by Eric Robson

When I say to a parent, ‘Read to a child,’ I don’t want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate.