Werisa (ወሪሳ) is an Ethiopian comedy novel written by our beloved author Alemayehu Gelagay. The novel is one of few comedy books ever written in Ethiopian literature history. It takes the Ethiopian comedy to another level. The book is not entirely comedy; it also explores the living conditions of the poorest part of Addis Ababa city.
In the book, werisa is the neighborhood of the finest thieves in the city. And Eribekentu is the neighborhood of the notorious fighters in the city. The author blends reality with comedy using the most beautiful and precise art of Amharic writing.
Alemayehu Gelagay is a man of many talents; among them, the beautiful and precise use of the Amharic language is the most prominent one.
Our Book review team highly recommends this book for everyone. A must-read book!
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