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Poet Laureate Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin's 75th Birthday Anniversary

Family and friends of the late Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin (17th August 1936 – 25th February 2006) are celebrating the 75th birthday anniversary of his life and works. Author of around 34 plays in Amharic and about 10 plays in English, along with several volumes of poetry Tsegaye is widely recognized as among Ethiopia's most prolific and acclaimed writers.

As part of an ongoing effort to keep his literary legacy alive, family and friends of Tsegaye are organizing a year-long series of events in Addis Ababa and Washington DC. You are invited to attend!

Historical Plays of Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin (in Amharic) Petros at that Hour • Zera'y in Rome's Square • Tewodros • Menelik (Addis Ababa University Press, 2011)

Addis Ababa

22 August 2011:
Book launching & Performance of excerpts:
Directed by Getinet Eniyew
Admission: Free with invitation (AAU Press)
Ethiopian National Theater
Addis Ababa

Washington DC

26 August 2011, 6:30pm:
Book launching & Performance of excerpts:
Tayitu Cultural Center
Admission: Free
Unificatoin Church
1610 Columbia Road, NW
Washington DC

The official biography of Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin:

Soaring on Winged Verse: The Life of Ethiopian Poet-Playwright Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin By Fasil Yitbarek (Tsehai Publishers, 2011)

December 2011 – Book launching (biography in English), Washington D.C.
August 2012 – Book launching (biography in Amharic), Addis Ababa

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