Nouvelles éthiopiennes * ኢትዮጵያ

Short texts and beautiful pictures about Ethiopia

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Nouvelles éthiopiennes * ኢትዮጵያ

What do we really know about the cradle of humankind?

A Japanese guy asked himself this profound question and decides to take a long journey to find a woman. Not just any woman; Lucy, the fossil Australopithecus, the oldest woman found on earth. Yes, she actually remains in Ethiopia, and has never been to Paris, as claimed by some.

"Nouvelles Ethiopiennes" wants to bring new ideas. Short texts and beautiful pictures that show what incredibly wonderful people and culture Ethiopia has, along with great musicians like Mulatu Astatkee. Not journalism, just a light way of inspiring to change point of views.

The media is always present to show us suffering, but never to promote the strength of this country, the only one, besides Liberia, that was never colonized. Ethiopia has also played an important role in African unification.

Your contribution is essential to give life to this idea, to help us publish this book of our Ethiopian memories, that we have carried with us for 5 years now.


Akihiko Nose, Japanese photographer, now living in Canada. He does a journey following genetic footprints of his ancestor’s evolution. He travels by road the opposite way, starting in Japan, passing through China, Central Asia, Egypt, Sudan and finally to...Lucy, where she rests in Addis Ababa.

Claudia Vilela, playful Brazilian entrepreneur, now living in France. She loves traditional cultures, she writes about emotions ( and created in 2017 Nadala Editions, in France, specialized in bilingual books

Lisa Passage, Norwegian traveller. Works in fjord bars during the Nordic summer, while escaping to sunnier parts of the world during winter-time. After many trips to African countries, this is her first time explore the african horn. Wanting to discover the secrets of gender equality in Awra Amba, she dreams about finding a man who carries his own baby on his back.

Carina Oliveira, architect in the paper, but in fact, engineer and great public relations. From Brazil to Vancouver, she turned to be a business woman. Inside of her stylish tailleur with skirt, she loves feminism, good drinks and her tricot.

Emmanuel Kormann, designer, musician and beer-brewer, guarantees a beautiful book. /


Since 2013, it has bilingual books, French and Brazilian-Portuguese, always illustrated by the author’s photography’s.

The main idea: to reveal the beauty hidden behind the media-coverage.

@Perrine Détrie

"Nouvelles Afghanes" (2013)

"Nouvelles Ethiopiennes" (this crowdfunding)

"Nouvelles Guaranis" next !


Waar dient de collecte voor

100 E design

600 E printing

100 E translation

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