“ሳቤላ” ( Sabela ) በሚስዝ ሔንሪ ውድ

February 9, 2014 at 6:12 am 13 comments


I have decided to give the reading [criticizing/hard-to-please] public one more finger by e-publishing the sequel to my semi-biography “If I could only draw, and knew how to paint” that sells at Amazon.com for $1.99 [and thank you again, the four of you, for reading, finishing, and not asking for a refund].

“The Ethiopian”
picks up where the first story left off. It is a less edited, less semi-biographical, and more Ethiopian version of/than its predecessor. Those who do not mind the occassional grammatical error, and are willing to over-look the bizarre use of tenses, would find stuff to their liking. And, dare I say, a little of themselves – or what they left behind – in it.

For those of you who would want to know why I keep churning out ‘books’ nobody seems interested in reading, I do it because life is short [and can be made even shorter by all the psychopaths running around with guns in America]. And [because] I feel somebody has to say what I have to say even if the saying could use a bit of refinement.

All ye suckers who end up on this page while in the pursuit of Mrs. Henry wood’s “Sabela”, or the Ethiopian movie of the same name which seems to be all the rage – judging from all those fools re-routed to my blog, here is how that post run:

“ሳቤላ”

Haile Selassie Mehari/Mahri ወደ Amharic endeአልteregomew.

መታሰቢያነቱ ለSeble: For how much you disliked Barbara Hare; and how much I loved her.

Photo Courtesy of Blen Tilahun.

Chapter 1: The Lady Isabel
Chapter 2: The Broken cross
Chapter 3: Barbara Hare
Chapter 4: The Moonlight Interview
Chapter 5: Mr. Carlyle’s Office
Chapter 6: Richard Hare, the Younger

Continue listening to the audio-book or read the Unabridged version of Mrs. Henry Wood’s, East Lynne online. Or watch an older free version of the movie hereunder and try not to be too upset with how “plain Jane” the character who plays Barbara is.

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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Scooby  |  February 17, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Oh my God. It must atleast 20 years since i saw that cover. Min abate largish.

  • 2. Wello dessie  |  February 19, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Thank you for posting this, abesheet. Do you know where I can find “yewubet wetmede”?

  • 3. SolBeyeneman  |  February 19, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Haha. I used to actually go to the library, in the guise fo “studying” to read “sabela”. The fate of “Miskinu richard hare” was so dramatic and picturesque, it used to keep me awaka at night. Thank you for putting the links here. More please! 🙂

  • 4. abesheet  |  February 20, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    No.. sorry.. Welloye. I tried “Diane and Bruno”. I tried “Diane and bruno victorian British literature”. Then gave “Dian.. miste eko nesh” a try. Nothing forthcame. But thanks for reminding me of that book. I remember how I confused it with “Sabela”; when i came across the later the first time. The similarities between the two [young beautiful brides married to men they weren’t in love with, nasty sister-in-laws, Gretna Green] were cunning. Ah. Good times. Good times.

  • 5. Ebdu  |  February 20, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Barbara Shmabara. Cornelia is da bomb. 🙂

  • 6. Mitmita  |  February 21, 2014 at 3:55 am

    One of my uncles had this book when i was growing up, but he was really antsy about anybody touching his stuff so never got around to reading it. Always had the impression Sahle Silassie, the Afersata guy, was the translator.

  • 7. Mitti  |  February 21, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I remember the night I finished reading this. I was in 6th grade, it was a school night and I had snuck the book with me to bed. I stayed up late reading it and sobbing at the end that I had a splitting headache when i got up in the morning. That last scene (spoiler alert!) where she begs him for forgiveness so that she can die peacefully is forever etched in my memory. Thanks so much for sharing this Abesheet, it stirred up so many memories *sigh*.

  • 8. abesheet  |  February 21, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    My pleasure, Mitti.

    Lol @ Miss Corny, ebdu. Yeah… she is something else. And one of the most lovable [almost anti-hero] characters I have come across.

  • 9. DaNegus  |  February 26, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Yeah Yeah… you are all effing muhurans.

  • 10. Netsanet  |  May 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Good God. Ayne new or is that really Sabella?

  • 11. Tariku  |  May 17, 2015 at 8:49 am

    i don’t know what i am say this book is different I like it so much

  • 12. Hawani _a_ Wako  |  August 17, 2016 at 8:31 am

    My God, This book is one of my fav…it is been like ages since I read it, but I still remember how I felt back then reading the last chapter.it gives sense in a lots of ways!~ it is real life!! Love, Mistakes, regrets, punishment, forgiveness, Ups & downs … Real life is right on this book my friend !

  • 13. Meluwaye  |  November 20, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    I don’t know how I end up here but my 6 years old self read this book and left traumatized for life. I recently figured out why my mind always triggered on small things and feel like I have to watch over my self constantly or I will lose the most precious thing in my hand by my stupid mistakes. I don’t know if anybody relates to this or its just me. This book traumatized me for life. But I never hated Barbara.

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