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Very happy to see Ethiopia through writers eyes in such good hands! The book was chosen by the Ethiopian Spelling Bee for its 2017 competition.

 

 

Utopia [juːˈtəʊpɪə]. An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The word was first used in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More. Synonyms:   paradise, heaven (on earth), Eden, Garden of Eden, Shangri-La, Elysium, Zion.

Ethiopia [iːθɪˈəʊpɪə]. A republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia. In classical antiquity, the term was loosely applied to all of the lands beyond southern Egypt.

Uthiopia [juːθɪˈəʊpɪə]. A portmanteau word, a toponym for the land of Prester John, John de Mandeville, &  the bloodline of Solomon where the lion of Juda roams alongside the unicorn, and Herodotus’ troglodytes now make their abode in condominiums.

 

“A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seeing a better country, sets sail.”

Oscar Wilde

 

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