Bewketu Seyoum

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Bewketu Seyoum
Seyoum presenting his work
Seyoum presenting his work
  • Writer
  • poet
Notable worksMewtat ena Mebat
Enkilf ena Edme
Newari Alba Gojowoch
Ke Amen Bashager

Bewketu Seyoum (Ge'ez: በዕውቀቱ ስዩም) is an Ethiopian writer and poet from Mankusa, northwest of Addis Ababa. He studied psychology at Addis Ababa University and published his first collection of poems, Nwari Alba Gojowoch (Unmanned Cottage) in 2000, a year after graduating. Since then, he has published two further poetry collections and two novels, and has narrated short stories on CD. In 2008, he received the best young writer award of Ethiopia from the President. Some of his poetry has appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation, The Big Green Issue (2008), and Callaloo (2011).


  • Newari Alba Gojowoch (Ge'ez: ኗሪ አልባ ጎጆዎች) (Unmanned Houses), 2000
  • Berari (Ge'ez: በራሪ ቅጠሎች) (Flying Leaves), 2004
  • Yesat Dar Hasaboch (Ge'ez: የእሳት ዳር ሃሳቦች) (Fireside meditations), 2009
  • In Search of Fat (Ge'ez: ሀሰሳ ስጋ), 2012
  • Enkilf ena Edme (Ge'ez: እንቅልፍ እና እድሜ)
  • Megbat ena Mewtat (Ge'ez: መግባት እና መውጣት)
  • Ke Amen Bashager (Ge'ez: ከአሜን ባሻገር), 2015
  • Yemaleda Dibab (Ge'ez: የማለዳ ድባብ), 2017