(Washington DC):- The famous Ethiopian author Sibhat gebregziabher has died at the age of 84 in the capital Addis Ababa.
Sibhat was born in 1928 in the historical town of Adwa, North Ethiopia. He has published works of fiction and non fiction in French and Amharic. Some of his works are available “retold” in English. Sibhat has also worked as a journalist and columnist for the Ethiopian Herald and Addis Zemen newspapers as well as Menen magazine and others in his long writing career.
Sibhat was also famous for pioneering the naturalist writing style in Amharic. He has a unique writing style which is not constrained by the traditional Ethiopian writing style. Nor is his syntax orthodox. Even if he uses simple words and seemingly light prose, Sebhat’s concepts are highly sophisticated and philosophical. Some of his books are; Amst sdst sebat, letum aynegalegn, Tekusat, Säbatägnaw Mälak, Egrä Mängäd, Mastawäsha and others Sibhat has got an award for his career from the UNESCO.
Source: Awramba Times (Washington DC)