Tewodros “Teddy” Fekadu has accumulated more heartrending, provocative and astonishing experiences than seem possible in one life time. His puzzling origin evolves into a strong identity through diverse heritage contrasting countries and multiple languages. He’s documented his life in a new memoir, No One’s Son (Leapfrog Press), and he’ll be appearing at Talking Leaves…Books on Main Street at 5 pm to talk about the book and sign copies. The event is free and open to the public. We suggest that those attending the event consider a voluntary donation to the Give for Greatness campaign in support of arts and cultural funding in Buffalo and Erie County. Mr. Fekadu will appear after the reading at Buffalo’s new Ethiopian restaurant, Lucy’s Ethiopian Cuisine, in the city’s Black Rock section.
Philip Adams, Australian journalist and filmmaker, has this praise: "As fine a piece of writing as you’re likely to read from any Australian author, it comes from the sort of person Australia has spent much of its history trying to exclude. Teddy’s young life spans continents, cultures, ancient and urgent conflicts. We are doubly fortunate that he has the gifts to describe them so vividly.”
Teddy Fekadu was born in a rural village in Ethiopia to a father who was too proud to acknowledge him, and a mother who was only 14 years old. He began writing his memoir while in detention in Japan, and took seven long years to complete it. He now lives with his wife, Anita, on Australia's Gold Coast.