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Bereket Belayneh “ጎዳናው ይገርማል” Best Poem

Posted on 04 April,2017

Bereket Belayneh recites his own poem “Godanaw Yegermal” at the Taitu Cultural and Education Center’s 16th-year ceremony. 

Poem canvasses the themes of old age, poverty, the contrast between rural and urban values, modernization and others in a very coherent and touching rhythmic recitation by the poet. The myriad worldviews that make up a busy Addis Ababa seem to come to life in this poem. Listen to this Diretube video for a striking modern poem about Addis Ababa life and also an existential exploration into city life.