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New book: A Splash of Diamond: The Jesuit Presence in Ethiopia from 1945 to the Present by Festo Mkenda SJ

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September 14, 2023

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Festo Mkenda, SJ

A Splash of Diamond: The Jesuit Presence in Ethiopia from 1945 to the Present

A co-publication between Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA) & Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu (IHSI)

Festo Mkenda, SJ, A Splash of Diamond: The Jesuit Presence in Ethiopia from 1945 to the Present, xvii + 146 p. (IHSI Global 1). 2023. €25. ISBN: 978-88-7041-501-8 (IHSI); 978-9966-1860-3-4 (JHIA)IN AFRICAJESUIT

“In this volume, Festo Mkenda, SJ, a leading voice in studies on the Society of Jesus in Africa, turns his attention to the little-known history of the Jesuit presence in modern Ethiopia. Marking the recent seventy-fifth anniversary of the arrival of a small group of Canadian Jesuits in 1945—the first sus tained presence in over three hundred years—the book outlines the origins and modern history of the Jesuits in Ethiopia. Bringing to life their story in vivid detail, it will be of interest both inside Ethiopia and its diaspora, as well as to all of those interested in Africa and the Church today.”

Card. Michael F. Czerny, SJ, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Festo Mkenda, SJ, is Academic Director at the Jesuit Archive in Rome (Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu)

Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa
Founded in 2012, the Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA) is a work of the Society of Jesus aimed at preserving memory and promoting historical knowledge in Africa. To learn more about the JHIA, visit the institute’s website at www.jhia.ac.ke.

IHSI Global
A Splash of Diamond is the first book in the series IHSI Global, launched in 2023. Books and multimedia in the series look at Jesuit history through a global lens. Please visit https://arsi.jesuits.global/en/publications/

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