Adam Retta – a Comedian or just a really awful writer?

March 29, 2015 at 8:42 pm 5 comments

You be the judge!

The following “improvement” upon, “retelling” of or “adjustment” to the ending of “FiQir Eske MeQabir” [“bAleGe min yilugnin ayawQim” endil metsihaffu] is taken from Page 29-37 of his latest book, “MereQ” – published by Rohobot Asatamiwoch and costing a whopping 120 Birr. Sorry for the poor quality of the pages. I started “meGelBeting” it, using an old Geez Keyboard Amharic software that I still have on a Toshiba laptop that is almost a decade old; then felt so sick by how bad the writing is that I settled for an Android phone copy of it.

Misgana goes to the wonderful Leul – who gave me his very own signed-copy to read on the plane before expressions like “Sit’TaFit… abet sit’TaFit” gave me feelings akin to being water boarded with bad Ama-Englizegna that I went back to re-watching “Nightcrawler” and deriving pleasure from its authentic .. absolutely breath-taking .. creepiness [Love you Jake, me love you long time]. I did make it to Page 56, however; which is more than I can say for his previous work – one “Giracha Qachiloch” which didn’t even have a decent “meDiba” [someone who is neither a “medina” nor a “balager” lij] narrator excuse for it’s vomitous inductus qualitus [Pig-Latin for “vomit-inducing quality”].

As usual, click on each image for a better view of it. And enjoy.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Laila  |  March 30, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Abesheet, Dreams are made of that? by that I mean tereka. hehe.
    Chere yegtemen ale yagere sewe.

  • 2. andthree  |  March 31, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    I enjoyed Gracha Qachiloch. Mereq is on my hit list. Right now soldiering on through Crime and Punishment.

    Don’t hate me 🙂

  • 3. Adamawit  |  April 6, 2015 at 4:08 am

    I had such a knee-jerk reaction to your title, my original comment was going to be on the tut-tut side. Then I read the chapter and sort of saw what you mean. However, I believe in Adam enough to give him the benefit of the doubt. Never judge a book by one chapter endemibalew.

  • 4. Nega  |  April 19, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Hopefully, you will finish reading the book someday and share with us your findings. I do agree he uses expressions that don’t strike one as being Ethiopian. But not all of them are copied from English. Some are his own. Maybe he is not perfect. But you have to appreciate he is atleast trying.

  • 5. AfroSam  |  July 13, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    You are lucky you blog incognito. I have heard how Adam Retta once went to the office of somebody who criticized his writing and tried to beat up the guy. You dont want that kind of guy coming after you. Miss you, by the way. ^_^

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