Featured Interview With Semeon Abera Kebede
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was born and bred in Sheger (Addis Abeba) Sedest Kilo to be precise. After leaving my beloved country Ethiopia, my soul and new home searching took me to places from the sizzling heat of Dubai to the freezing snowy Oslo until i finally settled in Prague, Czech Republic.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I always had a wild imagination to be honest with you. But never imagined myself as a writer growing up. I would consume writings by great writers to keep my mind fresh but that was it. Used to contribute articles and jot down my thoughts but then when life immerses through hot and cold, deep and shallow pits simultaneously at times it becomes your therapy. Thus the past half a decade I seriously began to develop my raw talent and soon it became an obsession and finally my calling!
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I read diverse works of fiction and non fiction, from my country and the wider world. I would say Charles Bukowski audacity to reveal the highs and the lows in its authentic and simple form, found it very enticing. From my homecountry my favorite authors are Yesmake Worku, Sebhat Gebregzhabher to name a few. My cousin as well is an established writer to whom we share and encourage each other often in our writings. So I would say you pick up inspiration as a writer in bits and pieces from what one reads, lives and observes in life.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest work, Bohemian Blues is set in the beautiful city of Prague. It follows the journey of drifter in the dark hours of the sleepless town. With a shady past yet good intentions, questionable judgment and restless soul Hannibal emerges out of nowhere to dive into the fast lane of the city life, risking it all until he meets his match in fiery Venedy to become a force. The fast paced, action filled novel takes us into the deep world of the Fashion industry, the underground criminal world, the club scene, the blue and white collar ambition and friction until one emerges the winner.
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