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Book Tour - King of Kings: The Triumph and Tragedy of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia

Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate

Saturday 12th March 2016

3pm - 4:30pm, Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, Brixton, London, SW2 1EF

King of Kings book coverJoin the Black Cultural Archives for a reading from the author of the ground-breaking biography of Haile Selassie entitled King of Kings: The Triumph and Tragedy of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. Written by his great-nephew Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate, the impressive, dazzling and complex personality of Haile Selassie, King of Kings, is brilliantly conveyed in this biographical portrait. Haile Selassie was the messiah of the Jamaican Rastafarian movement. He was a reformer and an autocrat, whose rule was brought to a brutal and ignominious end when he was toppled and murdered by communist rebels.

Asfa-Wossen Asserate was born in 1948 in Addis Ababa as a member of the Imperial House of Ethiopia. He read history and law at Cambridge and at the University of Tübingen, and received his PhD at the University of Frankfurt. He now lives in Frankfurt where he works as a consultant on African and Middle-Eastern Affairs, and as a political analyst. He is a bestselling author in Germany and has been awarded the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize and the Jacob Grimm Prize, two of the country's most prestigious literary prizes.

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