Hohe Awards

Ethiopia’s Hohe Awards 2019 finalists announced.

The finalists for the Hohe Awards 2019, Ethiopia’s premier literary awards, were announced on October 7, 2019.

The HOHE Awards were set up in 2016 to promote creative writing and the reading culture in Ethiopia. They confer awards for writing poetry, writing for children as well as long fiction in English and Amharic.

Here are the books that have been shortlisted in the different categories.

Children’s books.


Long fiction:

Spelling award.

The winners will be revealed at an award ceremony held on Oct 22, 2019.

The announcement was made in Amharic so our curation of this blog is done with the assistance of Google and Facebook translate. If you have a better translation we would love to see it.



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