Nebiy Mekonnen

Nebiy Mekonnen is a renowned poet, journalist, playwright, and translator living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, who has published poetry books and various essays. Mekonnen is best known for Negem lela ken new, a translation into Amharic of the novel Gone with the Wind, which he wrote on three thousand cigarette-paper pieces while in prison for a decade during the Derge regime. He is also editor in chief of the popular weekly newspaper Addis Admass.

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