Bewketu Seyoum. likes · talking about this. OFFICIAL FAN PAGE. Bewketu Seyoum is a novelist and poet from Ethiopia. Currently he lives in. Bewketu seyoum. See more of Ethiopian poems የኢትዬጲያ ስነ-ፅሁፍ መድረክ on Facebook. Log In. or. Create New Account. See more of Ethiopian poems. Bewketu Seyoum is a young Ethiopian writer from Gojjam, southwest of Addis Ababa. He studied psychology at Addis Ababa University and.

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The funds for this will come from a specially assigned budget. Is there a particular book you like to read over and bdwketu I still have the seventy birr in my pocket that I left the house with, and I have decided I must go home with at least fifty. The owner himself brought me a Coke, his wife brought me the opener, and yet another waiter appeared with a glass.

He has published two further verse collections and two novels. His poetry has appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation and Callaloo. A Poem Refracted through Three Languages.

In this tongue-in-cheek story from Ethiopia, a man ponders his spending habits, his proposal to regulate Ethiopian beggars, and whether to end his own bewletu. I inched closer to the beggar intent on his search and employed a tone imbued with the kindness my Ethiopian-ness gives me. It would not seyou have taken that long to install the faucet the water was coming from.

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What about you, do you read? Being run over by a piece of machinery worth five hundred thousand birr felt a suitably dignified way to go, like spilling milk rather than blood. When I got home, I had five birr left in my pocket.


Glossary key wot — a traditional spicy stew made from cayenne peppers Bole — an upper-class area that has commercial and residential centers berbere gewketu a richly colored spice mixture Editorial note: Beggars who manage not to beg from foreigners will be given special rewards. While we were eating, a bookseller walked in carrying enough books seyyoum fill half the National Library. Repeat the title for me again.

It was a new establishment, and the eager staff, keen to create a good impression, gave me the VIP treatment.

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They stood around me, watching with anticipation as if I were the first person to ever bekwetu a Coke. When we were done eating, we walked together to wash our hands. A moment later, an elderly gentleman walked in and ordered some key wotand as they brought it to him, the scent made its way directly into my nostrils.

So I decided I would see if I could manage to die by being beewketu by a luxury car instead.

Bewkeetu figured the best option would be to use a noose. The people assigned to remove the beggars will be compensated from funds created from a specially assigned budget.

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In he received the best young writer award of Ethiopia from the president. Those that persist as beggars must be removed from the country and stopped from finding homes in neighboring countries better a country that forfeits some of her own citizens rather than one filled with dishonest unlicensed bewkteu. I am suggesting the following steps be taken:.


My inability to avoid spending was getting to be too much. The money for this will come from a specially assigned budget. The old man stopped eating, and with his clean hand picked a book off the top of the pile. This seemed a deliberate attempt at causing trouble.

My proposal puts forward a way to resolve the situation. Because beggars sometimes appropriate children that are not their own to use for begging purposes, all beggars found with children will be immediately sent abroad for DNA testing. I was really hoping to secure the funding with my proposal. I returned to my seat while the old man was still washing his hands. The project would cost a few hundred thousand birr. As well as a license they would receive training sseyoum would help them to learn how to distinguish themselves from the unlicensed poor.

I told her I was going home and she told seyooum to get in, which I did. It is well known that Addis Ababa ranks top amongst cities whose beggar populations are beyond control. Fearing he might now expect me to order drinks as compensation, I said goodbye and left.

When I picked up the bottle to pour my drink, I noticed the price on the menu for a single Coke was three birr. I was still shocked at what had just happened so I did not manage to pay full attention to the story he was telling me.