Sunday, April 5, 2015
Donald N. Levine, one of the world's leading scholars on Ethiopia and long affiliated with the University of Chicago, died on 4 April 2015 at the age of 84. In 1965 he published a seminal work titled "Wax and Gold: Tradition and Innovation in Ethiopian Culture" that soon became a classic in the field of Ethiopian studies. It was my privilege to call Don a friend. The Ethiopia Observer carried an obituary.