Location/Culture Reports

Culture Report – Ethiopia and Nice, France

M. Darcy checks in with books and movies that are related to Ethiopia and Nice, France.


Books about Ethiopia include My Life and Ethiopia's Progress, by Haile Selassie; A History of Ethiopia, H.G. Marcus; In Ethiopia with a Mule, Dervla Murphy; To Asmara, Thomas Keneally; Ethiopian Stories, George Schuyler; A Cafe on the Nile, Bartle Bull; The Mountains of Rasselas, An Ethiopian Adventure, Thomas Pakenham; Waugh Abroad, Collected Travel Writing, Evelyn Waugh; In Search of King Solomon’s Mines, Tahir Shah; A Vanished World, Wilfred Thesiger; Notes from the Hyena’s Belly; An Ethiopian Boyhood, Nega Mezlekia; and Going to Extremes: Mud, Sweat and Frozen Tears, Nick Middleton.

Nice, France

Many artists and writers have lived in Nice, including Victor Hugo, George Sand, Stendhal, and Henri Matisse. Matisse spent the last years of his life in Nice, and the Matisse Museum is located there.

Movies that have been filmed in Nice include Curse of the Pink Panther, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Et Dieu... créa la femme (And God Created Woman), Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, The Jewel of the Nile, The Last of Sheila, Madonna: Truth or Dare, Magical Mystery Tour, Son of the Pink Panther, Swordfish, and The Transporter.