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.

Saturday, 13 December 2014 19:28
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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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Last Easter, when Christian Ethiopians were celebrating the feast, Yoseph Gebre, a young musician who now hosts a show called ‘Jossy in the House’ on EBS television, stunned his audiences. On his show, he moved many audience members –by facilitating the delivery of a furnished house to the orphaned children of Manalemosh Dibo, a beloved traditional music singer who died in 2009

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