Saturday, October 11, 2014

Ye Jemila Inat and other tales by Tesfaye Gebreab

Review by Tigist Geme
(OPride) There are few writers more controversial than Tesfaye Gebreab among contemporary Amharic writers. He has authored nine books, including two in which he’s contributed chapters. His work on Oromo people, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, has been met with equal part praise and condemnation.
 
Tesfaye, who is touring the United States, is back with a new book: Ye Jemila Inat. It is already available online via MeshCart and will be officially released this week. Book signing events are scheduled in Washington D.C. and Minnesota.
The book has been widely promoted on social media. His fans and detractors are waiting to see what Tesfaye has written about this time. Among the Oromo he's hailed as a hero. His decision last month to become Oromo and change his name as per Mogaassa custom has endeared him even more to his many Oromo fans.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

“የጀሚላ እናት” ጥቅምት 10 2014


“የጀሚላ እናት” ጥቅምት 10 2014 ገበያ ላይ ይውላል።

መፅሃፉን በሸጋ ሬስቶራንት ያገኙታል። አድራሻ፡

 

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(“የስደተኛው ማስታወሻ” እና “የቡርቃ ዝምታ” በተጠቀሰው አድራሻ ይገኛሉ።)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

የሰለሙና ወጎች


ጊዜው ህዳር አጋማሽ ነበር - 2013

ረፋዱ ላይ ወደ ከረን የሚወስደውን መንገድ በመተው ወደ ዛግር አቅጣጫ ታጠፍን። ረጅም ጉዞ ስለሚጠብቀን ከወዲ ሓሬና ብዙ ወግ እንደማገኝ ርግጠኛ ነበርኩ። ከሚጠብቁኝ ወጎች መካከል፣ “የስደተኛው ማስታወሻ” ህትመት መቋረጥ፤ የጫልቱ ሚደቅሳ ግለ - ታሪክ ጉዳይ እና የመጪው ዘመን የኢትዮጵያ እጣ ፈንታ የግድ የሚነሱ ነበሩ። ሆኖም እንደሚጠበቀው በቀጥታ ወደነዚህ ርእሰ ጉዳዮች አልገባንም። በቅድሚያ ቀላል ወጎችን ተጨዋወትን።