Update on “Lions Roaring Far From Home: An Anthology by Ethiopian Adoptees”

We are getting closer to announcing pre-order and publication dates of our book Lions Roaring Far From Home: An Anthology by Ethiopian Adoptees.

Today I did a big final editing run-through with our formatter, checking our commas, and em dashes, and ellipses, and more.

Here’s pic from the first page of the Table of Contents:

The book is in rough chronological order by author age, so these selections are from our younger writers (or were written when the author was a child).

Here’s the last page in the Table of Contents:

These essays and poems listed on the last Table of Contents page are from our “older” writers, those in their 30’s through 50’s. One of the best parts of the anthology is how the writers’ own voices and lived experiences reveal the range of insights from childhood through adulthood.

I am in awe of every single writer, for their willingness to share their stories. Each one is an amazing person. Deep gratitude to you.

More details coming soon!

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Update on Ethiopian Adoptees’ Anthology

I’m thrilled to say that we have already gotten several thoughtful essays for the upcoming anthology Lions Roaring, Far From Home, which will focus on the experiences of Ethiopian adoptees from around the world. Please take a look at the Call for Submissions.

We are about half way through the time frame of the open call for writers; the deadline is July 15. So far we have heard from, among others, an 8-year-old adoptee, a 15-year-old adoptee, an adopted adult raised in Holland, and an adopted adult raised in France. We have essays on the way from adoptees in the US and Canada, including adoptees who are in their 40’s. It’s exciting to see both the range of experiences as well as some common themes.

Please share the Call for Submissions with any and all Ethiopian adoptees. Please keep in mind that while this anthology is wonderful in itself, the funds from it will go toward the creation of a guest house in Addis as a welcoming, helpful gathering place for returning Ethiopian adoptees from around the globe.

Thank you! Amaseganallo!


Photo taken near Awassa, Ethiopia. © Maureen McCauley Evans