In this powerful story by Andrew Forbes, saxophonist Metche Hufu and his band are the talk of Addis Ababa, filling nightclubs and packing dance floors. But the precarious existence of this golden age of culture depends on an emperor’s benevolence – and when his power begins to wane, Metche Hufu’s music threatens to be silenced by the sounds of a country torn apart. Now available in audiobook!
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