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Karel Čapek´s popularity in the Horn of Africa on the rise

One of the most prominent Czech writers Karel Čapek (pronounce Chapek) is getting getting more and more popular in the Horn of Africa countries. Some of Karel Čapek's short stories were translated into Amharic by a well-known Ethiopian writer Bewqetu Seyoum.

Last year, the leading Ethiopian cultural magazine Taza published in Amharic an article on the 100 years anniversary of the first performance of Čapek's play Rossum's Universal Robots.  (Yes, it is Karel Čapek and his brother Josef who coined the word robot).

And recently one of Čapek' criminal stories, A crime at the post office, was translated into Somali by Ahmed Yusuf, a PhD student of linguistics at the Addis Ababa University. For the text, see below.


The crime at the post office 11 KB DOCX (FILE_TYPE_DOCX) Sep 27, 2022