Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin passed away

...Tsegaye was a poet, playwright, essayist and theatre director. He has also played a great role for the freedom of expression to flourish in Ethiopia. He was forced to live in exile due to persistent persecution by the regime for his critical writings. He was censored and almost all his theatre works were banned from public scene.

Recently he won the Norwegian authors’ union’s freedom of expression prize for 2005.

Laureate Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin passed away (Ethiopian Media Forum) 25 February, 2006

A Short Walk Through His Literary Park, by Professor Negussay Ayele