Aida Edemariam

Aida Edemariam is a Canadian writer.
Aida Edemariam is a journalist for The Guardian in the U.K. (David Levene)

Aida Edemariam is a writer of Ethiopian and Canadian heritage. She currently lives in the U.K. where she's a senior feature writer and editor for The Guardian. Her first book, published in 2018, is The Wife's TaleThe book is a nonfiction account of her grandmother Yetemegnu's life in Ethiopia, covering her marriage at the age of 10, her life as a mother to several children and her endurance through Fascist invasion and civil war.

The Wife's Tale was shortlisted for the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award for nonfiction.

Books by Aida Edemariam


The writer and Guardian journalist on telling the story of her grandmother's life, and of Ethiopia in the 20th century, in her book "The Wife's Tale: A Personal History." 3:00


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