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Awra Amba: An unorthodox Ethiopian community

Michael Marek | Sven Weniger
August 30, 2019

Forty years ago, a guru-like figure named Zumra Nuru founded a community in a remote valley in northern Ethiopia where society could turn gender roles, religion and division of labor on its head. Today, the community is thriving. Reporters Sven Weniger and Michael Marek visited Awra Amba. Their report is presented by Helen Seeney.