Abis Story


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1000 in stock


By Teferra Haile-Giorgis

ISBN: 978-1-84747-009-6
Published: 2006
Pages: 124
Key Themes: suicide, victim of political and military conflict, refugee experience, ethnic minorities, post-traumatic stress disorder,


Written by his mother, this is the tragic story of Abi, a young man from Ethiopia who took his own life after a battle against mental illness. Abi escaped the horror of Ethiopias Marxist military revolution, this book provides a unique insight into the psychological trauma suffered by the victims of war. This original and extraordinarily moving book charts Abis life in words and pictures and attempts to make sense of his tragic death.

About the Author

Dr Teferra Haile-Giorgis is Abis mother. This book was written by her and her family in Abis memory. Dr Haile-Giorgis set up a trust to fund research into the psychological problems of the victims of war. Her aim is to help people in a similar position to her son. She also wants to provide more insight into this area and inform psychiatrists of this type of mental illness.


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