Reading/Launch Songs We Learn From Trees

  • Date:
  • Time: 18.30-20.00

Join us for a reading by the poets Kebedech TEKLEAB, Mihret KEBEDE, Misrak TEREFE, Hama TUMA, Bedilu WAKJIRA and Alemu TEBEJE, and translator, Chris BECKETT.  The readings will be in Amharic followed by English translations and they will be accompanied by Ethiopian music and discussion. The event is hosted by the University of Leeds Poetry  Centre) and the Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures and Ecosystems. Admission is FREE.

Leeds Launch of SONGS WE LEARN FROM TREES An Anthology of Ethiopian Amharic Poetry (Carcanet, May 2020)                                                                                  Songs We Learn from Trees, the first anthology of Ethiopian Amharic poetry in English, shortlisted for the 2021 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry, is being launched in a series of celebratory performances around the UK, featuring Kebedech TEKLEAB, Mihret KEBEDE, Misrak TEREFE, Hama TUMA, Bedilu WAKJIRA and Alemu TEBEJE, plus editor/translator, Chris BECKETT. On Monday the 9th of May we will be in LEEDS.ለታላቅ የኢትዮጵያ ግጥም መፅሀፍ ምረቃ እና ንባብ ድግስ ተጋብዘዋል::  ከ40 በላይ የኢትዮጵያ ገጣሚያን ሥራዎች እና ሥነቃላዊ ግጥሞች ከአማርኛ ወደ እንግሊዝኛ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ተተርጎመው የቀረቡበት Songs We Learn from Trees የተባለው መፅሀፍ በዕለቱ ይመረቃል::  ሥራዎቻቸው ከተተረጎሙት ገጣሚዎችም ውስጥ ምሥራቅ ተረፈ እና ዶ/ር በድሉ ዋቅጅራ ከኢትዮጵያ:  ሀማ ቱማ ከፈረንሳይ : ከበደች ተክለአብ ከአሜሪካ: ምህረት ከበደ ከቬና:  ከለንደን ደግሞ አርታዒዎቹ እና ተርጓሚዎቹ ክሪስ ቤኬት እና ዓለሙ ተበጀ  ግጥሞቻቸውን ያነቡላችሁዋል:: የማይቀርበት ታላቅ የኢትዮጵያ ግጥም መፅሀፍ ምረቃ እና ንባብ ዝግጅት::

DATE Mon 9 May, 2022       TIME 6.30pm     VENUE Workshop Theatre, University of Leeds, 1 Cavendish Road, Leeds LS2

Supported by Arts Council England, the Anglo-Ethiopian Society and Friends of Ethiopian Poetry.