Eshto Avichai-Ashta (Right) and the director of the Absorption Center (Left) display the Even Shoshan Hebrew dictionary he received for winning the short story competition.
June 17, 2010 / 5 Tammuz 5770
Eshto Avichai-Ashta from Ethiopia has only been in Israel for one year and already he's an author.
And he's writing in Hebrew.
The fifth grader lives in a Jewish Agency absorption center in Safed and attends the Honi HaMaagal school in the Hatzor Galilee. He entered his short story about a very scary plant in a writing competition through his school and landed a prize: An Even Shoshan Hebrew language dictionary.
Read Eshto's story (in Hebrew) here...