Sirens is a story about a little girl and her dog set in modern-day Addis Ababa. When a puppy is rescued from the streets of Addis Ababa, she thinks she has it made, but the security of her new world is threatened when her elderly neighbor falls ill and is taken to the hospital. Readers will get to know more about Ethiopian foods, language, and cultural values. The story also promotes kind treatment of animals.

For children ages 4-10. In English and Amharic. Full-color illustrations by local artist Lejkidus Bezzawork. Translation by Alula Kibrom.

10% of the proceeds go to the Addis Animal Project.

For sale in Addis Ababa @ The Food Boutique, The Blue Hen and Chic Shega in Sarbet; Make Your Mark in Torhiloch; Zoma Museum and Ari Rang II in Old Airport; Best Western Hotel near Edna Mall; Talari in Meskel Flower

Also available on Amazon & Kindle e-book




Tej Rae is a feature writer for YogaLife magazine, based in Dubai. She spent 12 years writing and teaching in sub-Saharan Africa, where she helped to found Africa’s first children’s museum, ImagiNation Afrika. A former high school English teacher, her work has been published in The Washington Post and BBC Focus on Africa, among others. She has two children and travels with her husband who works for the United Nations.headshot 1