Zikr’e Wegayehu

January 13, 2009 at 9:37 am 32 comments

ETV’s January 10th “Qidame Meznagna” had a special program on Wegayehu Negatu. Based on a booklet published a few months [or years] back to commomerate the Artist’s 25 years of acting career, the program was a buffet of variety, variety (anybody remembers that show?). There were .. letters and poems written in reverence to “YeMedreku Waarka” by Haddis Alemayehu, Fekade Azeze and the likes; interviews with friends/colleagues Tekle Desta and Fikadu Teklemariam, along with photos and videos of Wegayehu performing on stage.

Being one of the many Ethiopians who fall in love with “Tibeb” at an early age after seeing “Wegish” perform in “YeAbQyelesh Nuzaze”, and one who still holds a grduge against Debebe Eshetu for his alleged involvement in the actor’s death, I ofcourse were interested. I gave etv2 a call yesterday afternoon to ask where i could get the said booklet. “It’s a re-run” the friendly secretary of the “program kifil” told me with surprise, “the guy who did the program has left the company long ago. I’m afraid there is nobody who could help you”.

We hung up the phone, with me suggesting they update their website and she recommending I contact Biherawi Theatre for more info. Biherawi Theatre’s phone hasn’t been working so far.

My Google search, on the other hand, proved more fruitful. The Legacy of Wegayehu Negatu is one of the few articles the colorful online magazine, Blen Grafix, did. If you don’t know who Wegayehu Negatu is, check it out. If you do, herebelow are photo stills, and a 15 second poor quality video from “Wanaw TeQotatari”, to remind you the golden days for Ethiopia’s theatre and the man who personified it.

YeAbQyelesh Nuzaze



Haddis Alemayehu's Letter

YeAzawintoch Kibeb


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  • 1. Mazzi  |  January 14, 2009 at 4:55 am

    Wegayehu was truly in a class of his own when it comes to his talents and artistry.

    Though my memories of specific details of past TV plays on ETV and at the theater that featured Wegayehu are slowly fading from my mind, I so enjoyed any work of art where he was featured. Was he in the play “Yazawintoch Kibeb” with Ababa Tesfaye and them from a long long time ago? I almost think he was but I am not sure. That play was a great comedy that I enjoyed. Of course his weekly radio reading of “Fikir Eske Meqabir” was an unforgettable event on Ethiopian radio that many of us from that era fondly remember. I wish his radio readings are available on “Books on Tape” for new listeners and old admirers of those days. Though I was lead to science in school for one reason or other, my passion for the arts still remains, and talented artists like Wegayehu made/make life a little bit sweeter through their work.

    Thanks for the link that had a bit of Wegahehu’s bio on it, and for the pictures with his images on them from ETV. What a distinctive and memorable face he had! May he rest in peace, and may his legacy continue to live in his works and people’s memory.

  • 2. Totit  |  January 14, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Hey Mazi…I think If I am not mistaken, Sistu had shared her files with us a couple of months ago where Fiker eskemekbere was narated by Wegayehu negatu…what do u say Abesheet…
    U can download it on ur MP3…and it can be almost like a book on tape…

  • 3. Mazzi  |  January 14, 2009 at 5:35 am

    Selam Totit,

    I did not know that there is Wegayehu’s narration of “Fikir Eske Meqabir” in MP3 format! Is there?????? Abesheet or Sistu please confirm. If the download is here in Abesheet’s blog, please let me know from which post. I would appreciate that very much! I will also do my own fishing around in this Tej Bett to find out.

    But thanks for the info Totit!

  • 4. abesheet  |  January 14, 2009 at 5:46 am

    I’ve been told “beTeP cassette meshe’t endejemere”. MP3 is likely to be the next step. But i haven’t come across it yet. If i do though, you’d be the first to know 🙂 . Btw, there is supposed to be an mp3 file of Wegayehu’s on the internet (atleast according to a guy’s suggestion on my eSAi. But the actual file doesn’t seem to open. I’m not sure if somebody closed it [that happens when people find out they can make a profit off stuff they uploaded online] or because i don’t have the latest Adobe thingy. Check it out.

  • 5. Mazzi  |  January 14, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Unfortunately, the link did not work for me either. If ever you hear of Wegayehu’s reading on MP3 format, please do let me know!

  • 6. Totit  |  January 14, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Hummm…I know for a fact shared files were here…maybe 6 month ago…I listened to it …the first 2 chapters…Someone said they did not read Fiker eskemekabere…and I think it was sistu that shared the files …will let u know…

  • 7. Totit  |  January 14, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Here is the link…
    and it is Comment # 10…
    There is a link…I dont remember creating an account, and dont know how long a shared file is available…maybe sistu can let u know next time she logs in…:)

  • 8. Mazzi  |  January 14, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Thank you Totit (I love your name by the way!) for pointing out Abesheet’s previous post that had the link. Unfortunately, it looks like the shared file(s) of Wogayehu’s narration is no longer available unless Sistu or someone else can make it available again. Even then, I know it is not going to be the whole thing, but I just wanted to hear even part of it for old times sakes :-).

    But thank you nonetheless for pasting the link for the specific post.

  • 9. Inem  |  January 14, 2009 at 9:16 am

    As a die hard Wegayehu fan I will pray the sista comes out of her zero sidist hideout and share this piece or any of Wegayehu’s narration in her posession. He was a remarkable artist who loved and lived his craft. Mazzi, I don’t think he was in ye azawintoch kibeb, but he was involved in the direction. I remember this because the last time I saw him was in Harar sipping his favorite gin. The theater, ye azawintoch kibeb, was staged in harar cinema hall then. Just like you my stumbling in to science did not diminish my love for the arts. I idolized Wegayehu and his compatriots so much that my dream was to work in beherawi theater. In those days I would have gladly accepted the role of an errand boy (running to get their beloved Nyala, gureza or kiTelewerq or the greens of cinema ras or a birlE full qundiftu) to him or the others just to have a free sneak of their craft. My attempt to emulate them did not pass the kefteNa kinet stages. I am still a sucker for art, I tried to collect gash Tsegaye’s old plays, and whenever I read them be minabE Wegayehu NIgatun inezian dinq getsebahiriyat tekino sikewenachew ayalehu.I would love to get his narrations in an electronic format. Please sistu come out and gelaglin!

  • 10. abesheet  |  January 14, 2009 at 9:31 am

    I don’t know if i should be spilling this around, but sistu has confessed to being “lost due to internet” and has promised to “be back talking rubbish in no time”. I was too absorbed with the word “rubbish”, wondering “yeswa rubbish kehone yene min libal newu?”, that i forgot to ask if she’s tried giving her laptop a good kick.

    Mazzi is right, Inem. Wegayehu was in “YeAzawintoch Kibeb”. Looking every bit of the turetegna deLaLa he’s playing (in a suit, an eye glass and carrying a big samsonite borsa), he kept walking around checking the house out. I’ll try to take a snap shot of him next time the program gets re-run. Never liked Ababa Tesfaye for some reason.

  • 11. Inem  |  January 14, 2009 at 10:12 am

    I stand corrected Abesheet. That was a long time ago though I clearly remember his frail body leaning on the bar, a glass on one hand and cracking up the people around him. As a big fan ijEn suriye lai tTergE selamta setehutena alefku. I cherish the “indet neh wedaje” reply to my “TenayisTiliN gash Wegayehu” as one important encounter with him. I don’t remember seeing him on stage though, perhaps a standin played his part then or sadly I mistook my idol for someone. I liked Ababa TesfayE very much in this play, but have no tizita with yezarE abebAwoch perhaps because I saw those teretochachewen tsim kaweTahu behuala. I hope ye sistu laptop yihenE be kalcho Tozual.

  • 12. Mazzi  |  January 14, 2009 at 10:18 am


    I second your plea for Sistu to share any of Wegayehu’s audio files she may have in her possession. We shall pretend that issues of copy right do not exist between ‘zemeds.’ :-). I for one will be grateful to once again hear Wegayehu narrate any of the books he read on the radio all those many years ago.

    Maybe Wegayehu acted in the play “Yazawintoch Kibeb” as well as being part of the direction. For some reason, I was almost certain that he was in that play, and it looks like Abesheet can conform that. I remember enjoying that show a lot.

    You are lucky to have met Wegayehu in person, and in Harar at that! I hope meeting him was a pleasant experience unlike my meeting of Ababa Tesfaye as a child as described below.

    It was a privilege to attend any shows at ‘Beherawi Theater’ in Addis those many years ago. I wonder what the culture of plays and theaters is now a days in Ethiopia, especially in the age of domestically produced feature length movies being shown in urban cinemas though I often find these movies to be of poor quality. But I am glad they are at least being made, and our stories are being told from Abeshas’ (our own) perspectives.

    So you too followed the science route for trade while harboring the love for the arts in your heart and soul? Sounds very familiar. What would life and humanity be like if it was not for the arts? So thank God for the likes of Wegayehu Nigatu who channeled many spirits through the many characters they played over the years in the span of their careers, and brought a lot of joy to the rest of us along the way.


    I also do not like Ababa Tesfaye, especially after having even worked with him on ETV “Yelijoch Gizze” program along with Turufiye and Sahlemariam when I was a youngen. Gosh that was a very long time ago! I remember commenting about my experience of meeting him and working around him in one of your previous posts (I think called ‘Where are they now?’ or something to that effect.)

    Ababa Tesfaye did me a great favor at a very young age and helped me nip my budding celebrity worship after meeting him in person on the show. My experience of working around him taught me to never idealized any TV or movie personalities I shall ever come across in person. When he was not ‘performing’ or narrating his stories, he was absolutely boring, serious faced, and not so child friendly! Who knew?! So no celebrity worship for this particular abesha even if she enjoyed the ‘terets’ he narrated on “Yelijoch Gizze” program :-).

  • 13. abesheet  |  January 14, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Ababa Tesfaye shouldn’t be encouraged, I’ve said before and will say again Mazzi. Dude had a huge problem, part of the Ethiopian psyche no doubt, but a problem nontheless. He is always talking about how you should never trust others, how the sneaky little ape (that never impressed me as the type of ape i’d like to be associated with to begin with) out wits the “yewah” bully and that guy wanting to beat his first wife’s corpse because she wasn’t a good cook.

    I know! I know! It’s ridiculous blaming him for values held by many even now. But I hated his “terets” more than i hated Sahelemariam’s paintings. Which were a mental agony. Hmm.. I know art is supposed to imitate life. But when are we going to be above blaming others for our mistakes [“kifu bimekrush enji..”, “lene kalesh atamelchignim”, “lileyen bifeliG limen agenagnen”, etcetra]? So frustrating!

    I worked in a travel agency a few years back and Ababa Tesfaye was making a rounds with his “yezefen cassettes”. We bought half a dozen of them, individually, because we felt sorry for him. But he showed up again and was really rude to us. Trying to manipulate us into giving and buying more, and abusing us when we refused. I know how difficult life can be to you when you are “yeTibeb Sew” of those days in Ethiopia. But you’d think a little integrity would be in order, especially from someone who has been preaching about it all his and our lives. Anywho… we just laughed it off with “ayy Ababa Tesfaye”. I bet Wogish would die a proud “deha” were he faced with such dillema. That, atleast, is what i sensed from Tekle Desta’s interview. Not that you can’t pretty much figure out a man like Wegayehu. God rest his soul!

  • 14. Mazzi  |  January 14, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Yup! In my humble opinion, Ababa Tesfaye was not the ‘wise, resourceful, and humble’ character he was portrayed to be on TV, and probably lacked much needed integrity as well. I Just never liked him.

    For some reason, I do not remember any of the story lines or messages in his ‘terets’ though I do remember listening to them often as I loved (and still do!) story telling in all its forms. And don’t even mention the horrendous illustrations/pictures/paintings that accompanied his ‘terets’ on TV. There was nothing appealing about them!

    I bet if I think hard enough, I am sure I will find so many problems about the themes in those ‘terets’ he narrated that were so biased and culturally rooted in a heavily patriarchal society, and possibly ‘politically incorrect.’

    I was never one to appreciate his singing career though. I am not even sure how far he took his singing career, nor do I know if he is still around. I wish him well, and give him respect for having been ‘yeTibeb Sew’ as you said at a time when it was difficult to be one. I wonder if things are any better for now for ‘yezare zemen yeTibeb sewoch.’ I hope it is.

  • 15. abesheet  |  January 14, 2009 at 11:36 am

    I don’t know if you can call a good half of them “YeTibeb Sew”, Mazzi, but things have definitely improved. MastweQiya ena “saibesilu leMeBeLaat yemidersut” (sometimes in less than a week’s rehersal, siGegn zemed aZmad kalteGegne passerby “ebakih yihchin part techawetilin” tebilo yemigebabachew – according to a laborious discussion on “Hamssa Lomi” nobody refuted) filmochachin misGana yiGbachew. Not, ofcourse, to dedicated “yemulu gize” writers like my all time favorite YeRedio Drama asenaj/derasi and tewanay Hailu Tsegaye [A fact “YeMaaibel Wanategnoch”, a radio drama he wrote and directed few years back, would show you] and, ofcourse, Getnet Enyew.

    Does anybody remember Alazar Samuel, by the way? Now, if anybody could be Wegayehun .. Alazar would have been that person. I was always in love with him. Thought of saying hi or touching his “chebrara” tsegur every time I sat next or behind him in a mini-van some years back. Don’t know what happened to him nowadays. Maybe he gave up. Or left. It’s one way or the other. Girum Zenebe is a cutie and I simply love, love, love his voice when he narrates those “YeGuzo mastaweshawoch” Walta Information produces. Haven’t had the priviledge of seeing him act. Have a feeling he’d be pretty good though!

  • 16. sistu  |  January 14, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    minew, minew, minew yediha computeren? telatua yituz (word?). but sorry for taking a while. The files were shared by a friend of mine, I guess they are no longer active. I just uploaded the ones I have:
    The first 2 are not very complete but the rest might be fine. Will upload the rest of it in a few hours (computere Tena yisTat enji).
    So the ape in the terets was the good guy? Totit min tiyalesh… were you?

  • 17. Totit  |  January 14, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Sistuye…ene ande meskine tota negne…I cant associate myself with the apes…They will eat me alive…:)

  • 18. Mazzi  |  January 14, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Much obliged Sistu for sharing the precious files! I look forward to hearing them.

    Are these only some of the readings, or all of the readings broadcasted over the radio? Just curious. Please let us know what you know about these collection of files.

    Partial or not, it will be a rare pleasure to listen to them, so THANK YOU VERY MUCH for sharing them :-).

  • 19. sistu  |  January 15, 2009 at 3:50 am

    Mazzi, i just finished uploading the ones i have up to the small yadmachoch asteyayet at the end. i hope you enjoy listening to it. I know the first part is definitely missing some parts and there are also some missing parts and/or overlap in the rest of it. Wish i had the book so that I can compare them. does anyone happen to own a copy? And any idea when it was narrated for the first time?

    lol Totit, at least one can always count on apes for laughs. I wonder what gave apes their rep. and i definitely didn’t know they were sew-bela. just googled it to find out and ended up reading more than i intended. leka inimesaselalen iwnetim and by extension leka yamralu. anyways take care totitiye, and don’t get eaten alive, yeah?

  • 20. Mazzi  |  January 15, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Thank you so much Sistu for uploading the rest of the files. What a treasure they are.

    I wish I had a copy of the book “Fikir Eske Meqabir” too so I can also confirm the sequence of the narration from the files with the book. By the way, in the file numbering sequence, #20 is missing or skipped, but I am not sure if that is just a file naming thing or an actual missing file. Please let me know if you know anything about this missing #20 folder.

    Thank you thank you again for the files, and what a joy it is going to be to listen to them!

  • 21. Inem  |  January 15, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Thank you sistu,’ tuf biyalehu slecomputerish meToz. You indeed brought out a gem megolgolun qeTyibet. I will start a sunday morning fiqir iske meqabir moment with these files. Now I start cursing the friend who disappeared with my copy of the book. I will make sure to bring another the next time igrE agerbet siTleN. It is one book I always want to have on my shelf.
    Ere bilTochun ToToch (the good” ones)leqeq arguachew, aren’t the accounts of their wit one survival lesson to those who live in yarada hibreteseb?

  • 22. Girum  |  January 15, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Thanks Sistu

  • 23. abesheet  |  January 15, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Enkwan dehna metash yene konjo. Thank you, also, for sharing the files. I’m having an exam tomorrow so i won’t be able to see if the links work. But I’d be on them Monday morning. Nice weekend y’all.

  • 24. Mazzi  |  January 16, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Selam Sistu (and Abesheet),

    Bidir lememeles yahil to your generosity of sharing “Fikir Eske Meqabir” audio files, I uploaded few files to your file sharing site (in case you do not have these files already) from one of my precious Amharic poetry reading CD’s by the one and only Gash Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin, his poetry read in his own andebet.

    In these files, Gash Tsegaye reads five of his own Amharic classic poems, and one in English. My ultimate favorite Gash Tsegaye’s poem…. “Abren Zim Enibel.” Timeless and Classic! It always gets to me every time I read it or hear it being read. And what a treat it is to hear it being read by the author himself. I find Gash Tsegaye’s voice very soothing by the way.

    Before he passed away, one fine day I had the pleasure of meeting him in Washington DC few years back at an event held in his honor. I am a sucker for any poetry reading events either in Amharic or English, and a friend of mine who is a family friend to Gash Tsegaye’s family here in the US took me to this event where I met him. My friend has an impressive collection of Gash Tsegaye’s poems and also some of Gebre Kiristos Desta’s. What national treasures such timeless artists are.

    For bonus, I also included one track of comedy entitled “Endegena Lageba New.” I do not know the comedian, but I found his comedy routine rather funny. Enjoy.


  • 25. sistu  |  January 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Girum: my pleasure. Mazzi, u r right. bidir bemidir seehon new meeyamribet, right? you have a very nice collection. i’m shamefully ignorant about poetry so those are much needed for me. For a long time, i thought the coolest poem i read was one that Abesheet had once… a few lines long about hewan that i thought was hilarious… Abesheet: wish you would post it again (inate hewan atdebikign; simot… indew sikeber; serkesh belash yalut beles;… and (1) neber?!), really loved that but ezaw yabekal iwkete. but i absolutely love Bewketu, so anything by him is more mainstream than bonus to my eyes, was the first thing i saw on the page. So thanks for uploading, hope more people get to share their stuff so that we can have a bigger collection to listen to. The sequence… im not really sure. Thats the way it is teseyimo yetekemetew on my famous computer so I don’t know if i’m missing a file or if its just named wrong. i have been trying to determine if there is a leap in the story at that point but i can’t tell ena chegirognal ilishalehu… afen bedabo…

    Inem…asa gorguaree mehonim iko ale. but there are some songs that were reminding me of you when i heard them while i was looking for FEM, i will upload those soon at least. They are all about arada. beka arada seebal tiz litilegn new.

    Abesheet: best of luck on your exam. lewedefeetum keArb fetena silasewoch yisewirush

  • 26. alem  |  January 16, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Habesheet that was a sweet thing to say about Alazar . indeed given the chance he would have become another wogayehu or somewhat to that level. Life has not been kind to him he is timid by nature and have so much yelugnta for one person. so I don’t think he did well with today’s competition out there. I know that years ago the mega team have included him in their wings but I don’t know if anything has come out of it. The loss of his two close friends has also left a big gap in his life I am talking about Surafel Begashaw aka ‘Iyago’and then much later on Mesfin Habtemariam (the painter). I know he is still around but not sure what he’s up to these days. He is a joy to be with and he got such a great sense of humour. Did you know that on his wedding day instead of him going to pick his bride she had to come to the theatre to pick him up for the ceremony? He did not even take a day off from the stage for that day. It was all so beautiful but funny too. Just as the play Romeo and Juliet ended his bride walked in with her and his mezes …he then has to scramble to change. On a different note there was a sort of statu rather a bust of Wogayehu at Entoto Kidanemihret church, do you know if it still stands there? I used to salute Wegisho every month when I visit Kidanemhert. Did you know that Feker Eskemekaber was aired twice? I think most people remember the second one but the first time was probably 30 or less years ago.

    Sistu I will check the story out if anything is missing I have the MP3 copy the only problem is I have no much knowledge how to download it here.
    mazzi thank you so much that was fun

  • 27. alem  |  January 16, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    I was going to start with ‘I hope you won’t mind me jumping in your cozy corner’ 🙂

  • 28. Inem  |  January 19, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Abesheet, I hope sistu yeTerachachew yeseferE tabot was by your side on Friday, if so then I hope you would, bewet giba eyalsh, follow the procession from Janmeda to aratkilo. The colorful Timqet baynE lai iyehede new, inkuan aderesachihu!

    Mazzi, ismamalehu! Gash Tsegaye’s voice is soothing and has a note of sensuous grandeur that emantes wisdom and is almost spiritual to me. Ye etiopiawinetEn mininet meredat sifelig issat wey abeban anebalehu, gash Tsegaye ye etiopiawinetin getseta be sale bi’iru geltsotal biye amnalehu. sle sinetsihuf yetemare ginizabE baynoreNim, for me he was the ultimate yeTibeb sew. I saw him last at beherawi theater, as a guest of honour, on the premiere of a play by young upcoming artists of which some were returnees from abroad. After the play ended he was chatting with the actors and the audience, and for me the best part of my vacation was shaking his precious hands then. Shortly after that he left for US. May he rest in peace.
    Of the young and upcoming writers Bewketu (zemen kalabelashew) has the elements in the making of another blaten geta, as gash Tsegaye is so graciously called. I, like sistu, love Bewketu. as Abesheet once said, he may not have a knack for a bulky novella, at least for now, but I believe humble acceptance of his talent, life experience and inspiring insights could take him there. Otherwise as he himself opined in the preface of one of his works a well crafted short story could tell more than a voluminous novel does. Berari qiTeloch is a good example in predicting an Ethiopian Checkhov in him.
    Sistu, bruh aemerosh zendowen angewalo malef ayaqitewem. ye movie shiling yizhe slemiroTibett arada yeteqeneqenutin zefenoch lemesmat guaguchalehu, looking forward for the uploads.
    Alem , though I never knew Alazar the story about his wedding was impressive, I hope to see his talent in full in the future. I knew Surafel, he is sorely missed, his Iago performance was one of the best I saw in Ethiopian theatres. The very best for me was Wegish in wanaw teqoTaTari, particularly karta mesab suseNa Tatochun be milasu yemiyareTbew almost instinctive gesture was the “craft” for me.

  • 29. abesheet  |  January 20, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Did you know that on his wedding day instead of him going to pick his bride she had to come to the theatre to pick him up for the ceremony?

    Alazaar is married? *faint*

    Lol, alem. No i’m afraid not. This is, infact, the first I heard of his marriage and Wegish’s statue. (Never been to Entoto either). But I will, within the next two months Insh Allah, and report if the great man is still standing there or not. [And no.. I don’t mind you “jumping in my cozy corner”. Infact, I encourage it ;)]

    I’ve found your shared files and managed to finally figure out how to download it without an ICT Manager detection. It takes quite a while, true, but if I can hear Wogish’s voice at the end of this long road, it would definitely be worth it 😉 .

    Regarding the “Hewan” Gitim, ezaw eko new yalew, wuDit? @ blogspot! Enkwan laaNesaaw leAynem kayehut senebetku, blogspot not working in Ethy. Still, here it is for those friends who haven’t gotten around to reading it. So amazed with your “Yemastawess chilota”. Even i wouldn’t have nailed it as well you did silasibew biteyeQ.

  • 30. alem  |  January 21, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Lol Abesheet Ere telatish yi fainte:) but darn this means he still looks that young. .Well I hope you will find Wgsho’s statue still standing. Yeh yeqelebet menged neger amtetwal. Thank you for welcoming me here BTW

    Sitstu the missing no 20 will not make that much a gap in the story its only about 2 pages of tereka of Fitawrari Meshesha and his yechin gered talking.

    Inem Alazar is not a new artist he was on most Shakespeare’s translated works. Now it seems he is slowly fading from the stage work. Speaking of Bewketu I love ‘berari keteloch’ too that is in his short story book called kinfam hilmoch’ right?he also have one really good poetry book called ‘Nuwari alba gojowoch’ he seems to be gifted in all fields poetry short story comedy. am going to bribe my little girl to teach me how to upload some staff here. I have his works on mp3.incase you are wondering I am an obsessive collector of anything to do with Ethiopian art.

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January 2009

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  • RT @mcsweeneys: "Pick your saddest seeds and take solace in knowing all of this is temporary. There are no winners. We are all losers until… 1 hour ago
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