Saturday, April 15, 2017

Quote of the Day: Dead Giveaway

Ayalew Yimam arrived in Addis Ababa in the late 1960s to go to university. “Outside, I came across a few young boys who carried lustro-shoeshine boxes. I turned to one of the boys and asked, ‘Where can I find books?’…. ‘Are you a university student?’ the second boy asked. ‘I'm going to start now.’ ‘Oh, communist books are in the alley that way,’ the first boy said.” (From Ayalew Yimam, Yankee Go Home)


  1. Hi! Could you please post more on this blog?

  2. Thank you Isaac! I will do my best. I'm trying to use my free time to work on my full length Ethiopia manuscript, which is coming along really nicely; it's really exciting me. But I'm sorry I have neglected this blog. Please do stick around!