Every now and then, we get to be part of events where we celebrate pieces of many talented beings, those who have outworked themselves so we may be introduced to all the novel means, outlooks and even new ways of defining life as we know it.
Last night, we celebrated a new work of an author, Mulugeta Alebachew. A night dedicated to the launch of his new book titled “መሀረቤን ያያችሁ”
The event took place at Mosaic Hotel where writers, publishers, Medias and other invited guests attended. It was quite an organized and insightful night. The program started with an introductory speech to the book and the author by Hiwot Emeshaw. She spoke of him as a young man who is not held back by the limitations set out there, one who does not retreat from what it is that he wants to express and that he always tries to cover the many aspects of society and everything that comes with it. Followed by the introduction, fellow writers and friends of the author, Hiwot Tadesse, author of the book “የሶሻሊስቱ ጠንቋይ ጉዳይ” translated from English and Aweke Abraham, a journalist at Fana, did a reading from his new book. Indeed, it was written in a thought provoking way readers could hang on to every word of every line, creating a story between our existence, our surrounding and occurrences we usually fail to process.
Later on the evening, the author, Mulugeta….took the stage. He gave a short briefing about himself and his new book. Listening to the readings, you would expect someone of older age behind the wise words and smooth twists. That’s what makes it even more fascinating, Mulugeta is a very young man with words that say otherwise.
Here is how he expresses his work:
“The technique I used is called “ህፅናዊነት” (interconnectivity). If you know Adam Reta, maybe most of you are familiar with his works, he uses the same technique. In fact he’s my favourite author I admire and look up to and so I followed the same path of writing. The technique is simple, it is a way that relates one story with another where story lines could meet through tales, characters and the so. When you see Adam’s works, for instance in one of my favourite books of his “እቴሜቴ የሎሚ ሽታ”, there are 7 stories and all are somehow related to one another. The relation could be of something we already know of, or something out of our sight and clue. And that’s the colour of the technique that impresses me most. And sometime the relation could happen even within different books. Adam has written about 9 or 10 books and each are somehow related with each other. Just to name some, “መረቅ” and “የስንብት ቀለማት” are interconnected through the character called “Makida” and the other book “ይወስዳል መንገድ ያመጣል መንገድ” is interconnected with “ህማማትና በገና’ through the character named “Alemu.” So that’s basically all about my way of writing.”
He closed the stage with a heartfelt acknowledgment to all who have been helping him from the first step of editing to making the launching night possible in a very structured and comforting manner.
Addis Insight Congratulates Mulugeta on his new book! Looking forward for more insightful pieces probably on the way already.