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Enjoy this masterpiece and historical play by Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin. A must watch, played and directed by Haimanot Alemu in 1988.




March 15 , 2013

ታላቁን ጸሐፌ ተውኔት እና ባለቅኔ ሎሬት ጸጋዬ ገብረመድህንን ካጣናቸው ድፍን ሰባት ዓመታት እንደቀልድ ነጎዱ፡፡በዚህ ሳምንት መጀመሪያ ግን ከሀገረ አሜሪካ ጸጋዬን የሚመለከት መልካም ዜና ተበስሯል፡፡

የዜናው ምንጭም የሎሬት ጸጋዬን የግል ማስታወሻ (Memoir) በሳምንቱ መጀመሪያ ሎስ አንጀለስ በሚገኘው ሎይላ ሜሪማውንት ዩኒቨርስቲ በይፋ አስመርቋል፡፡ በገጣሚ፣ ደራሲ እና ተርጓ
ሚ ፋሲል ይትባረክ የተዘጋጀው የግል ማስታወሻ በባለክንፍ ስንኞች ማረግ (Soaring on Winged Verse) የሚል ስያሜ የተሰጠው ሲሆን በእንግሊዘኛ ቋንቋ የተዘጋጀ ነው፡፡
መጽሐፉ ሎሬት ጸጋዬ በሕይወት በነበሩበት ጊዜ የተጀመረ ሲሆን ከእርሳቸው ጋር በተደረጉ ጥልቅ እና ተከታታይ ቃለ ምልልሶች ላይ የተመሰረተ ነው፡፡ ደራሲው ፋሲል ከባለቅኔው ህልፈት በኋላ በአሜሪካ እና ኢትዮጵያ ያደረጋቸው ቀጣይ ጥናቶችም የመጽሐፉ አካል ናቸው፡፡ መጽሐፉ ከሎሬት ጸጋዬ የእረኝነት ጊዜ አንስቶ በጥበባዊ ስራዎቻቸው ዓለም አቀፍ እውቅና እስከተጎናጸፉበት ድረስ ያለውን አስገራሚ የሕይወት ጉዟቸውን ያስቃኛል፡፡ 

በ244 ገጾች የተዘጋጀው መጽሐፍ በ24.95 የአሜሪካን ዶላር ለገበያ ቀርቧል፡፡ መጽሐፉን በኦንላይን መግዛት የምትችሉ የአሳታሚ ድርጅቱን ድረ ገጽ ትጎበኙ ዘንድ ይሁን፡፡

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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Welcome to "Ye Tsegaye BeT"

This website is totally dedicated to Poet Laureate Belatengeta Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin, Ethiopian poet, playwright, essayist and philosopher .

The site is still under construction, yet you are welcome to leave your suggestions or ideas under the Guestbook or send an email to

Thank you for stepping by, and welcome back soon.

P.s. In the Poems section, there are three of his "Yidres Lenga" ,as printed first on Tobia magazines, poems which are continual of "Yidres Lewendime Lemalawkih" from Esat Wey Abeba.


Words of the poet : about the great river of the Nile.

You are Africa's black soil that produce life
You are the milk that quench the thirsty multitudes
You are the messenger of my gospel, O Nile
That bring my abundant harvest to the mouth of the needy
You are the elegant pilgrim of my mercy
Your are the first fountain you are the first ever Ethiopia
You are the appeaser of the lustful greed
You are the first Earth Mother of all fertility
Rising like the sun from the deepest core of the globe
You are the conqueror of the scorching pestilence
You are the source you the Africa you are the Ethiopia
You are the Nile.