This is the story of an extraordinary Ethiopian woman who lived in a world which has long disappeared. It is a rare and intimate portrayal beginning in 1914, one year after the death of Emperor Menelik and the year of her birth.
On the occasion of the twentieth year of her death, this book pays tribute to Princess Wolete Israel Seyoum and her remarkable contribution as an accomplished artist and an inspirational figure. It includes a catalogue of the artist's collection of paintings and her biography. Told from a granddaughter's perspective, and based on accounts from close family members, this work attempts to reconstruct the personal life of Princess Wolete Israel Seyoum some thrity years later.