ቅብርጥሴ

ተረት ተረት የላም በረት አንድ ድረገጽ ነበረ … እሺ … እሺ አትበል … ሞዛዛ … ዝም ብለህ አዳምጥ … እሺ ፈንዳ እሺ! አልፈነዳም ጥሩ … ቀጥል ተረቱን … ይቅርታ … እሺ አልልም … ቀጠልኩ አንድ ድረገጽ ነበር … ድረገጹ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ እንዳይታይ ከመታገዱ በፊት አንዳንድ የምጽፋቸውን ነገሮች ከብሎጌ ላይ ተውሶ ለታዳሚዎቹ ያካፍል ነበር … ከዚያ ከለታት ባንዱ ቀን አዲስ አበባ ያሉት ሰዎች ያግዱታል … የገረመኝ ነገር መታገዱ ሳይሆን ልክ እኔ…

Frowny Ostrich

Oh, Ostrich! Such a sad face! I know why! Because I did not stretch and touch the hands of the “untouchable” guy! You see, he is a lower-caste, and I am an upper-caste, which you can never understand! I am pure, an image of god; he is impure, and unwanted! Frowny Ostrich, go on, frown; I don’t care, I am the chosen!

Affect

I am a free woman. I am a free man. I fear no one. I live for no one. Freedom is mine. I live for desire, for my inner-fire! Affect … affect … affect: The cause of my act! Forget reason if it means no fun. Life is short, too short: simply watch when you spray on the roach!

How to Kill a Jovial Mood: a simple guide

You wanna kill a jovial mood, right? It’s simple. Here are some advises: JUST BE NEGATIVE, absolutely negative, absolutely nasty, absolutely disagreeable, absolutely cranky, absolutely hypercritical, absolutely unappreciative, absolutely obnoxious, absolutely objectionable—all the time! Become a dedicated fault-finder, a bitter heart. Network with other fault-finders to master that skill. Stamp on every positive spirit like you would stamp on a cockroach, and crush it! Believe the whole world is against…

‘My grandpa’s adventures under totalitarianism’

In the following hilarious satire, Bewketu Seyoum mercilessly butchers dictatorship. He piercingly pokes fun at Ethiopia’s blood-soaked past. His use of irony exposes the country’s multi-dimensional cultural malaise, the idiocy of dictatorial mindset, and the absence of a robust entrepreneurial spirit that Ethiopia needs desperately. He wittily makes us laugh at our historical and ongoing failures as Ethiopians. He jokes about the past to remind us that as people we may still…