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Ethiopian immigrant appreciates America in his latest book

By STAFF WRITER,   JUNE 12, 2015

Abel Gashe, a first generation immigrant from Ethiopia, shares his perspective of American society in his new book, ‘GPS for America’.

Born and raised in Debre Markos, Ethiopia, Gashe arrived in the U.S. 24 years ago, and has ever since remained fascinated by the American lifestyle and system of governance.

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Abel Gashe  Goodreads Inc

“I strive to pay tribute to the U.S. and its people for granting me and millions of others the kind of freedom I was unable to attain in my home country,” Gashe said in a statement. “While the American Union is imperfect, it remains the greatest nation in the world.”

In his book, he tries to appreciate the sociopolitical construct and dynamism of America, arguing the nation’s better days are yet to come.

According to the book’s overview, the analysis in the book begins by framing the constitutional basis of the nation as a four dimensional compass.


Cover of the book “GPS for America” by Abel Gashe Xlibris

Xlibris: 400 pp., $18.99 softcover


“Using what he terms as the American GPS, he leads the reader to have a snapshot on the structure of American government, citizenship, church and state, legal, economic, political & foreign policy issues to show that in fact what is manifesting in the American socio-political topology is not a random act but an in-built, systemic transfiguration in creating the opportunity for all children of Adam,” the overview further states.

Gashe believes his 400-page book is a nonpareil in its structured thesis and systemic outlook about America.

“The book gives a highly organized approach to give clear perspective to readers on the subject matter. The issues and specific topics discussed helps to gain the kind of wisdom one needs to know the American reality,” he said.

A business consultant by profession, this is Gashe’s second book — his first book, ‘The Wisdom Compass to Eternal Life’, was published in 2011.

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