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 … Continue reading ቅብርጥሴ

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 … Continue reading How to Kill a Jovial Mood: a simple guide

‘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 … Continue reading ‘My grandpa’s adventures under totalitarianism’