One of Ethiopia’s most prominent authors, Mamo Wudneh, has passed away today at the age of 81. He has been ill and hospitalized for the past few days.
(Wikipedia) — Mammo Wudneh is a playwright, journalist and Former President of the Ethiopian Writers’ Association.
Mammo Wudneh was orphaned during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War when the Italians bombed his village, Bashagia in what was then Wollo Province. By chance he later met one of the pilots who took part in the raid that killed his family. In a moving encounter the playwright forgave the pilot.
Some of his well known published works include: Degree yasabedew; Khartoum hedo qere; Hirut abatwa manew?; Gilen-yekifle zemenu selay; Miseate Israel; Yegna sew bedemasko