A Pure Soul pp 109-116 | Cite as

The Emperor’s Lions

  • Andrea Parlangeli


The small plane descends in the blue African skies. It veers slightly. Below, an Amharic shepherd hurries to clear his flock away from the field. The plane slows, circles around the clearing, flying over the tukuls, the sycamores, and the wonderful churches carved out of rock, while the last sheep clear the landing strip. Then it lands, and after a few bumps comes to a stop. And here is De Giorgi, who, having left Asmara, walks off the plane in Lalibela, on one of his “African enterprises.”


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  • Andrea Parlangeli
    • 1
  1. 1.MilanItaly

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