My Life and Ethiopia's Progress

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My Life and Ethiopia's Progress (Amharic:- ሕይወቴና የኢትዮጵያ እርምጃ Hiywotenna ye'Ityopp'ya 'Irmijja) is the autobiography of Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I, written in two volumes. The first was written in Amharic during the Italo-Ethiopian War years whilst in exile at Bath, England, in 1937, and details the administration of his country to that point including the Modernization of Ethiopia. An English language translation by Edward Ullendorff was published in 1976. Volume Two continues with the early post-war period of the 1940s, and an English version was published in 1999.

It is also considered a sacred text within the Rastafari movement.


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