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Announcing the winners of our 2020 Poems in Translation Contest in partnership with the Academy of American Poets. Read more.

Authors/Contributors

Ethiopia

Yemisrach Tassew

Yemisrach Tassew is a poetry-loving commercial lawyer working in trade and investment advisory services in Ethiopia. She was involved in translating many of the poems that appeared in the...

Misrak Terefe

Misrak Terefe is a well-known poet and performer based in Addis Ababa. She is a founding member of the Tobiya Poetic Jazz group, which holds hugely popular monthly literary/musical...

Fasil Yitbarek

Fasil Yitbarek is an Ethiopian author, poet, translator and teacher. He lives in Qatar, serving as English Lecturer at the University of Qatar. Fasil is the author of an English...

Surafel Wondimu

Surafel Wondimu was born in 1974 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He obtained a degree in English Literature from Addis Ababa University (AAU) in 2006 and an MA in contemporary cultural studies at...

Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste is a novelist and essayist. Her debut novel Beneath the Lion‘s Gaze was selected by the Guardian as one of the ten best contemporary African books. Her fiction and...

Gabriella Ghermandi

The Italo-Ethiopian writer Gabriella Ghermandi was born in Addis Ababa in 1965 and moved to Italy in 1979. For many years she has lived in Bologna, where her father was born. In 1999 she won...
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