Selassie come home

By AA Gill

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AA Gill writes of his time in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city.

In 2000, 25 years late, ‘in true Ethiopian style’, was Haile Selassie’s funeral in Addis Ababa. A classic Gill piece, with long but fascinating historical monologues, he writes about his adventure to Ethiopia’s capital in a confusing quest to attend the funeral of Haile Selassie, emperor of Ethiopia, decedent of King Soloman and the queen of Sheba, Rastafarian god.

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