“Thank you for sharing your
dream with me. I read about it with great interest and wish you
Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1984)
"Thank you for sending me
a copy of your book. it is very generous of you to donate 50% of
the book's profits to charity, especially WaterAid.
I very much admire your determination and commitment to the cause
of poverty reduction. I hope the launch in New York went well, and
that others are inspired by reading about your experiences."
"I am delighted that you
have been so persistent with your project. It is clearly an impressive
achievement - congratulations on your UN talk and your skill in
marketing the book to a world wide audience."
Jonathan Dimbleby, journalist, author and presenter of BBC Radio
4's "Any Questions?
voices of women
who had been
Addis Ababa in
the 60s show
us the human
face of globalization.
It is appropriate
that part of
go to WaterAid,
of water as a
human right for
women and girls"
Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
“I am happy to know that
you were in Nazareth School with my daughter, Hiruth. I am sure
your book will be a success.”
Girma Wolde-Giorgis, former President of Ethiopia (deceased, 2018)
"Thank you so much for sending
me a copy of 'An Ethiopian Odyssey' and for the beautiful description
of my father, Sam.
It is a very sweet book written
by a woman with a wonderful dream, and I wanted to congratulate
you on getting it published."
Zoe Wanamaker, CBE
"I read Annette's inspiring
account with great interest. As well as documenting an exciting,
personal adventure in which she encounters both old friends and
new faces, Annette highlights a number of important issues. She
tells a story of a beautiful country and shows a real insight into
Ethiopia. Annette has honed in on the crucial point about access
to water. As a member of the International Development Select Committee,
which recently conducted an inquiry into water and sanitation, I
know the importance of clean water both to individuals and to a
country's wider development. Annette's commendable dedication to
this cause and her willingness to donate part of the proceeds to
WaterAid will do much to help the people of Ethiopia."
John BJohn Bercow, former Speaker of the House of Commons, Chancellor of the University of Essex