NEW YEAR 2016 🌼 “Amare Mamo Legacy Special Discount”🌼


For this new year discount, we dedicated the name to Amare Mamo, a distinguished writer, editor, and translator, was born in the village of Fisha Gent in the southern region of Ethiopia in 1923. Throughout his life, he engaged in various professions and left an indelible mark on Ethiopian literature with a remarkable oeuvre of more than 20 published books. Proficient in over six languages, Amare was a versatile individual who excelled as a seasoned author, editor, and translator. He held the position of General Manager at the Ethiopian Book Company and also lent his talents as a translator and editor at Shama Publishers.

The late Amare Mamo was an autonym for all that books are in Ethiopia, with his half a century of exceeding services as a writer, translator and editor. He has been setting a tone of “beauty,” as his name signifies in Amharic – Amare – to the taste of audiences.

Among his notable contributions, Amare Mamo authored two books tailored for literary students and embarked on numerous translation projects, including:

For children:

Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels”

Daniel Duff’s “Robert Cruz”

Michael Cervantes’ “Don Quixote”

Aesop’s “αˆ£α‰…αŠ“ α‰αˆαŠαŒˆαˆ­ 110 α‹¨αŠ€α‹žα• α‰°αˆ¨α‰Άα‰½ / Laughter and Seriousness: 110 Fables of Aesop”

For experts:

Allan Peyton’s “αŠ₯αˆͺ α‰ α‹­ አገሬ”

Najib Mahfuz’s “αŠ αˆ³αˆ¨αŠ›α‹ “

Idris Shah’s “The Sage Nasrudina” and “Desiderata,” a prose poem by the American writer Max Ehrmann

Amare also delved into spiritual interpretation works, crafting titles such as “Martyr of Katakubu,” “I Married You,” and “A Young Woman.” Moreover, his body of work, including a collection of short stories titled “The Flashes of Truth,” and his nonfiction books, distinguished by their literary style and vibrant storytelling techniques, were all translated into Swedish. Amare Mamo, a lifelong honorary member of the Ethiopian Writers Association, passed away in 2022. His legacy continues to radiate through his exceptional contributions to literature.

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