Known as one of the pioneer female painters in Ethiopia, Desta Hagos has been an inspiration to many young women with the desire to pursue their dream of becoming artists. She fell in love with painting and drawing at a very young age. At the age of 18 she became the first female visual arts student to graduate from the then Addis Ababa School of Fine Arts and Design. Taught and mentored under the famous Gebre-Kristos Desta, she has over the years earned a name as one of the most distinguished painters in Ethiopian history. She has more than 50 solo and group exhibitions and numerous honors and recognitions. EBR’s Hiwot Selalew talked to Desta about her life and career.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 00:00
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Adam Retta is an Ethiopian writer whose novels and short stories are becoming increasingly popular among Ethiopian readers. Some of his most well known works include Gracha Kachiloch, Mereq, and Etemete Lomishita. Despite emotional and textual depth in his works, some readers find his novels a bit difficult to follow, as he often breaks from the Ethiopian literary tradition, using elaborate footnotes and dense prose in his work. In this first instalment of a two-part series, EBR’s Meseret Mamo spoke with literary scholars about his work and offers this analysis. Next issue, we will feature an interview with the writer to learn more about his literary and intellectual ambitions.

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Cafes that exhibit artwork have long been a staple in Europe and the Americas. The trend is also starting to arise in Addis Ababa. EBR’s Meseret Mamo profiles a few cafes in Addis Ababa that are starting to exhibit the artwork of up-and-coming artists.

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