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Sebhat’s ‘Ammist,Siddist,Sebat’ in English

Sebhat Gebre Egziabher’s short story ‘Ammist,Siddist, Sebatt’ (Five, Six, Seven) , as it was retold by Wendy  Kindred.

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  1. Meaza
    October 6, 2006 at 6:19 am

    Can’t Sebhat himself translate his own story? Why did he need someone
    else to retell it for him?

  2. alem
    October 7, 2006 at 3:46 am

    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??

  3. Amelkach
    October 19, 2006 at 2:35 pm

    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.

  4. Frezer
    October 21, 2006 at 5:33 am

    I love Sebhat.

  5. Abenet
    October 23, 2006 at 10:17 am

    I think this man is getting more credit than he deserves.

  6. yaya
    November 22, 2006 at 6:13 am

    To Alem
    Letekemach semai kirbu new.Just try to translate one phrase and then you will see what it is like.

  7. beniam
    March 14, 2008 at 8:28 am

    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.

  8. yadaw
    September 2, 2008 at 7:22 am

    i like sebhat. he is a gentle man his brain is best from ethiopia

  9. yadaw
    September 2, 2008 at 7:24 am

    sera kemfeta beleten laftata

  10. seberu
    September 2, 2008 at 7:28 am

    always you are best

  11. DEREJE
    October 28, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I wana said to you keep it up

  12. Abbocher
    November 10, 2008 at 8:44 am

    wher the hell is the story?

  13. Mekonnen Shiferaw
    December 10, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    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…

  14. MELAKU
    April 12, 2009 at 7:19 pm


  15. Habtamu
    May 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    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.

  16. Akuku
    May 16, 2013 at 9:06 am

    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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