የሮቤል ተመስገን ተንሳፋፊ ጀበናዎች
In Robel’s Floating Jebenas’ (“የሮቤል ተመስገን ተንሳፋፊ ጀበናዎች”), Temesgen walks us through the “Nu Bunna Tetu”; the highly proliferating small scale coffee drinking spots and their emergence as alternative public spaces. In the fast changing character of Addis Ababa, the coffee spots have become an integral part of everyday life in areas ranging from the fancy multipurpose malls to the demolished as well as new construction sites in the city. Owing to their compelling presence, “የሮቤል ተመስገን ተንሳፋፊ ጀበናዎች” looks into coffee pots as floating to survive, to make it through the hustle and bustle and continue to offer a platform that affords customers a shared place for conversations as they sip on their cup of coffee. Imagining sites of “Nu Bunna Tetu” as spots that somehow connect ‘strangers’ constitutes part of his continued interest in the socio-political dynamics of the social, sociality, and sociability and spaces at which this manifest.