The Media

The ‘We’ media

An article on the weekly sports newspaper, “Ethio-Sport”, by Abiy Teklemariam has inspired me to write this article based on his writings. At the begging of his article he wrote, “The new media is on our closer reach. Internet has changed media’s identity. As post-modernism created a stir in arts and literature, liberal economics made … Continue reading


Literary treatment of “Esat Woy Abeba”

One of the poetry masterpieces that are remarkable in Ethiopian literature is poet-laureate Tsegaye Gebremedhin’s “Esat Woy Abeba”, meaning “Fire or Flower”. This anthology in which great poetry pieces are included is considered classical by literature professionals. For the acumen and literary quality of the poems, an Ethiopian poetry style called “ye Tegaye Bet” (Tsegaye’s … Continue reading


‘The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears’ by Dinaw Mengestu

An African refugee makes a home in America, but can’t forget the one he left behindBy Chris Abani The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears: A Novel Dinaw Mengestu Riverhead Books: 230 pp., $22.95Dinaw Mengestu belongs to that special group of American voices produced by global upheavals and intentional, if sometimes forced, migrations. These are the … Continue reading


Japanese film festival opens

The Japanese film festival organized by the Japanese embassy in Addis Ababa and the ministry of culture and tourism opened on Tuesday at the national theater. The festival stayed for three days and four selected Japanese films were screened.In the opening speech state minister of culture and tourism, Mohamoud Gaaz said that such cultural exchanges … Continue reading