Pashke on Deathbed

2014 Second Place Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature: Ethiopia
Publisher: 
CODE-Ethiopia
Pages: 
194
Fiction
Paperback
ISBN: 
978-99944-876-7-7
Price: 
$22.00

She knelt down and pinched the insides of his thighs so hard that he pleaded, "Etiye, why are you so cruel? Please forgive me..." She pushed him and shouted, "Get to your feet, you bastard!" Tello stood sobbing and blowing his nose.

"You've become the rudest boy in town. You insulted your teacher in the rudest possible way. You bit the hand that fed you. What can I say? You embarrassed me again. I am ashamed of you!" She fidgeted back and forth absentmindedly.

Tello felt guilty. His tears dried on his thin face and he wanted to say something to appease his mother.

His mother stopped fidgeting abruptly and firmly said, "Do you know that I'll leave you in this wide world alone in a year's time with nothing but bad behaviour? And what will you be? Tell me what will you be?"

"Tello, I am going to where your father lives."

"My father?" he said confused. "You told me that he died a day before I was born."

"That's true. And I am going to die next year."

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She knelt down and pinched the insides of his thighs so hard that he pleaded, "Etiye, why are you so cruel? Please forgive me..." She pushed him and shouted, "Get to your feet, you bastard!" Tello stood sobbing and blowing his nose.

"You've become the rudest boy in town. You insulted your teacher in the rudest possible way. You bit the hand that fed you. What can I say? You embarrassed me again. I am ashamed of you!" She fidgeted back and forth absentmindedly.

Tello felt guilty. His tears dried on his thin face and he wanted to say something to appease his mother.

His mother stopped fidgeting abruptly and firmly said, "Do you know that I'll leave you in this wide world alone in a year's time with nothing but bad behaviour? And what will you be? Tell me what will you be?"

"Tello, I am going to where your father lives."

"My father?" he said confused. "You told me that he died a day before I was born."

"That's true. And I am going to die next year."

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