Elias Gebru or Elation Unifire as he likes to call himself is a 23 years old Ethiopian soul. Growing in one of the slums of Addis Ababa, experiencing and witnessing the hard ships of the poor and the dissatisfaction of the rich, he realized the significance of humanity. Through his own enlightenments, he decided to dedicate himself to preach unity and sympathy. His Muslim mother who was a writer (especially poems) and his Christian father who really loved reading were his first inspirations towards literature. After his parents got divorced at his early childhood and was forced to live in the middle of different religions, life styles and cultures. To understand this diversity he studied theology, comparative religion & reada lot. His mother died when he was 14 years old. He was her only son to inherit her stuffs including her unpublished ‘Amharic’ literatures. Those literatures were the reasons he started writing.
Currently he is a fourth year medicine student at Jimma University, he has a certificate in comparative religion study, and he is editor of a quarterly bilingual magazine named ‘DANA’. He has also published a book called ‘Comment’ in a local language & English.
Category: Literary Theory & Criticism