Life Histories of Ethiopians:Remembering the Red Terror
we2.0 ethio -- ?
Esther in Ethiopia (Spring 2008)
Fall 2009 : Teatr Lul
EM (Ethiopian Millennium) Pages : him.filmplus.org/millennium * MM * ethioY2K
picasa albums-guides [calendar * HIM]
... sellassie [page]
2008 : august 30 --
For immediate release
Anatoly Antohin, publisher
firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 455 6149
Astewatso means Offering
This book is a product of an exhibition of Princess Wolete Israel Seyoum (1914-1988), considered one of the first female artist of 20th century Ethiopia. The year 2008, marks the twentieth anniversary of her death. This project was initiated as a commemoration of her lifework and of her spiritual and artistic contribution to Ethiopian arts. A collection of 21 paintings were displayed to the public for the first time at the Gallery of the institute of Ethiopian studies, Addis Ababa University on April 14, 2008. From this occasion sprung the idea to publish a catalog of her work, as well as a biography of this remarkable woman, in an effort to preserve and share her vision. A brief summary of this book follows.
This is the story of an extraordinary woman who lived in a world which has long disappeared. It is a rare and intimate portrayal beginning in 1914, one year after the death of Emperor Menelik and the year of her birth. The story unfolds in the span of seventy four years ending in 1988, amidst the turbulent period, the latter years of the Ethiopian revolution and military dictatorship of the Derg (1974 – 1991).
The reader enters a fascinating world of personages and significant events in Imperial Ethiopia. It is a story of a pioneer; as she is celebrated as one of the first women artist in Ethiopia. She dared to cultivate her God given talent during a time when such a vocation was neither encouraged nor appreciated. She fully devoted her art as a form of worship and for the purpose of her spiritual fulfillment. It is a powerful story of a woman and her unwavering struggle to live a life of purpose. Born into the aristocracy, she lived through two arranged marriages; endured countless personal tragedies including the death of her only daughter. In the end, her spirit soars . . .it is the power of her love and the awe-inspiring dedication that overrides all. Princess Wolete Israel is a remarkable model and truly a triumphant figure.
On the occasion of the twentieth year of her death, this book pays tribute to her remarkable contribution as an accomplished artist and an inspirational figure. It includes a catalog of the artist's collection of paintings. Told from a granddaughter's perspective, and based on accounts from close family members, this work attempts to reconstruct the personal life of Princess Wolete Israel Seyoum some thirty years later.
To place orders for the book, contact:
Beta Sellassie Publishers
To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Esther Antohin
2006: lalibela project
Lion King Tickets
Odd Couple Tickets
"Talk with Esther" (subscribe to usellassie (mailing list and chat). Hours will be posted for subscribers! Free. Culture, cooking, history, books.
Link back to us:
photos 2005: 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg 5.jpg 6.jpg 7.jpg 8.jpg 9.jpg e1.jpg e2.jpg e3.jpg e4.jpg e5.jpg e6.jpg e7.jpg e8.jpg e9.jpg e10.jpg e11.jpg e12.jpg et.jpg et1.jpg et2.jpg et3.jpg et4.jpg et5.jpg et6.jpg eth.jpg eth1.jpg eth2.jpg eth3.jpg eth4.jpg eth5.jpg eth6.jpg eth7.jpg eth8.jpg eth9.jpg eth10.jpg eth11.jpg l1.jpg l2.jpg l3.jpg l4.jpg l5.jpg church.jpg celling.jpg 1682.jpg 2003.jpg axum.jpg gondar.jpg obelisk.jpg timkat.jpg [ captions ]
2006 flickr.com/groups/sellassie *
Summer 2007 :
... subscribe to uSellassie mailing list!
him.filmplus.org/2008 [ETHIO calendar]
|From Ethiopia: His...|
H.I.M. -- Man of the Millennium
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/default.stm BBC Africa
bbc DNA [pedia?]
# Contact info submission url: vtheatre.net/ site_owner: Anatoly Antohin address1: Theatre UAF address2: city: Fairbanks state: AK country: US postal_code: 99775 phone_number: 1 907 455 6149 display_email: site_name: virtual theatre site_description: theatre and film with Anatoly, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Film-North * Anatoly Antohin. eCitations *
Copyright © 2005 by vtheatre.net. Permission to link is granted.
books.google.com + scholar.google.com
Red Terror. Amharic
http://ethioaddis.com/Music/Instrumental1.html + http://ethioaddis.com/audio/mengistu_partone.html
* sellassie page & beta.sellassie.vtheatre.net/calendar [new]
Promo: Lul :
* Use http://vtheatre.net to link to Virtual Theatre pages!
http://vtheatre.net/pix/ethioland.jpg -- ETHIO 2009