Sebhat Gebre Egziabher’s short story ‘Ammist,Siddist, Sebatt’ (Five, Six, Seven) , as it was retold by Wendy Kindred.
Can’t Sebhat himself translate his own story? Why did he need someone
else to retell it for him?
5-6-7 was my very first read of Sibhat’s works ages ago. I loved the story so much that I set out looking for all his works and read most of them. But none was as great as this short story. Reading the English version however, was very disappointing for me. I found it lifeless. like Meaza I also wonder why Sibhat let that happen??
Whoever Wendy Kindred is deserves credit.She has done what others hadn’t. Sebhat is a much talked about Ethiopian living author but I was stunned when I fail to find a single article about him in Google.
I love Sebhat.
I think this man is getting more credit than he deserves.
Letekemach semai kirbu new.Just try to translate one phrase and then you will see what it is like.
I love and Gashe Sebehat and a big fan of his writing, we have a film clip we took two years a go on a trip to addis where we filmed Gashe Sebehat discuss in depth the influence of Emil Zola, on his writing,on Surealism , the paintings of Miro, the works of Samuel Beckett (waiting for Godot his favorite) Jean-paul Sartre and so on …..I think Gashe Sebehat is an avant-gaurde of Ethiopian lit.
i like sebhat. he is a gentle man his brain is best from ethiopia
sera kemfeta beleten laftata
always you are best
I wana said to you keep it up
wher the hell is the story?
Sebhat Gebre Egziabher (the great) has ever been at the top of Ethiopian Literature alone and be sure Bewketu Seyoum (the great) will ever be there unaccompanied…
SEBHAT IS THE ETHIOPIAN CHECKOV HE IS CHARACTER WRITER I LOVE HIM HE CAN PLAY WITH HIS PEN
For those who don’t know Gash Sebhat very well but write nonsense just for…., I recommend you to read ” Matawesh ” by Zenebe Wela.
“Le neke anbabiwoche” let’s wait for the second edition of the book.
I have read almost all works of Sibhat, Letum Aynegalign, Sebategnaw Meleak, 5-6-7, Eneho Jegna, Tikusat and many of his writings on the Addis Zemen News paper ” Egre-menged” program.
I can confidently say this man was one of a kind in Ethiopian Literature history in a way because of his depth of understanding, way of writing, his comic way of expressing serious issues and other qualities that I can not fully express due to lack of skill.
If you want to see this man’s personality, I recommend you to read the two books 1. Mastawesha by Zenebe Wela and Sibhat, Hiwet Ena Kihlot by Alemayehu Gelagay. Then, you can understand who this person was.
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