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Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin biography hits bookstores


The Ethiopian poet and playwright Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin’s biography hit bookstores last week, according to Tsehai Publishers.
The new book, called “Soaring on Winged Verse,” was based on interviews that author Fasil Yitbarek has held with Tsegaye, family members, friends, colleagues, the publishing company said in a press statement.
The 244-page book, priced $24.95, chronicles the life of one of Ethiopia’s most remarkable authors, tracing Tsegaye’s days from his Boda village to his rise as luminary figure.
“This book gives readers the most complete look into the life and prolific career of Tsegaye, a playwright and author of influential poetry in both Amharic and English,” the press statement reads.
“Beyond providing a biographical account of the events that shaped the poet’s life, Soaring on Winged Verse serves as an intimate window into the writer’s world and provides readers a glimpse into his creative musings and to his remarkable journey as a writer, traveler, and advocate for his home country.”
The biographer, currently professor of English at Qatar University in Doha, has published an English novel, The Texture of Dreams in 2005. “In Soaring on Winged Verse, readers will encounter a story that goes beyond mere facts to encompass the inspiration of Tsegaye’s remarkable and dynamic life,” the publisher said.

  1. Gada, G.
    April 4, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks a lot at least for remembering this playwright and poet, giant among the Ethiopian black lions. I was thinking that he was not owed a biography matching his great stature in Ethiopian, African as well, literature.

  2. Mengistu k Gebremedhin
    April 11, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Our greatest poet laureate has done a strong unforgettable job for the generation in Ethiopia and Africa. I would like to thank from my deepest heart to Fasil Yitbarek so far for his dynamic Books and now wrote the poets’ Biography. I believe I can trust you fasil so that your knowledge of writing will continue for the generation. I thank you.

  3. April 14, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Reblogged this on Aman Zemen.

  4. Biniyam Yitbarek
    July 8, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Fasil, I am extremely pleased to see Gash Tsegaye’s biography has published. I was privileged to be witnessed Gash Tsegaye’s dramatic, artistic, figurative and suspense conversations. He was a man who breaths literature, speaks philosophy a man who connect his point of view back to the creation of human being. as he used to gave his unforgettable love and fatherly hugs, we ought to pay him back by reading his earthly life experiences and the most inner side of him that surely will make us feel that he still is with us telling his zales stories. And finally I am very proud of you.

    BIniyam Yitbarek.

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