The Negus: The Life and Death of the Last King of Kings

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The fascinating biography of Hayla-Sellase I, last Emperor of Ethiopia, who dominated the African and world stage for much of the twentieth century. A thorough and complete portrait, buttressed by rigorous documentary research, but written with the style and pacing of a novel. The author, who is the most respected and well-known historian of Italian colonialism, was an eyewitness to the end of that era, and was personally acquainted with the “King of Kings.” The biography includes face-to-face interviews and exclusive documents collected by the author. 

About Arada Books

Arada books is a small and independent publishing house, established in Addis Ababa in 2004. It was created – and is managed – by people inspired and fascinated by the culture of Ethiopia, the country where they live and work. Arada Books intends to contribute to the development of the Ethiopian historical and cultural heritage through the enhancement and distribution of intellectual property. It also wants to facilitate the access to such a culture and to improve the latter’s communication with the rest of the world. For these reasons, Arada Books has chosen English as working language, although it intends to release bilingual editions (Amharic and English) in order to make the books accessible to a larger part of the Ethiopian population. Arada Books specializes in the publication and distribution of books on Ethiopian culture.  

The Negus: The Life and Death of the Last King of Kings

Author: Angelo del Boca
Arada Books 2012
396 p.; 37 photos;
introduction by Richard Pankhurst
ISBN: 978-99944-823-9-9

Arada Books Publishing Plc

P.O. Box 28668 code 1000

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia