Caroline Kurtz

Caroline Kurtz, the daughter of Presbyterian Church missionaries, lived in Ethiopia from the age of five. The family lived in the church’s most remote mission station in the mountainous regions of south-western Ethiopia near the town of Maji.

From the age of ten Caroline attended boarding school in Addis Ababa and then in Alexandria, Egypt. She left for college in the USA at 18, unprepared for US culture. She eventually married a childhood sweetheart, also the child of American missionaries to Ethiopia, and the couple returned with their family to live and work in Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Sudan.

Caroline returns regularly to Ethiopia, bringing solar power and economic development options to women in Maji.

#ReadingAfrica | The children’s literature panel

Bunmi Emananjo, Ekiuwa Aire, Hannes Barnard, Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp, Caroline Kurtz Interviews 2021-12-09

How do we represent Africa as a multicultural, multifaceted continent to our readers? How do we embrace diversity in early readers for Africa’s kids? And how do we market our wonderful African stories to a Eurocentric world?

Why is Ethiopia at war? A Zoom interview with Caroline Kurtz

Caroline Kurtz, Izak de Vries Interviews 2021-11-10

Why is Ethiopia at war? What is the role of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize? Is this a repeat of 1974, when the people of Tigray led a revolt on Addis Ababa?