The Abyssian Syllabary spells out the history of Ethiopia in 33 vignettes of Ethiopian lives – each life corresponding to one of the main 33 symbols of the Abyssinian Syllabary – or Abugida.

፨ Part historical fiction and part magic scroll, The Abyssinian Syllabary compounds fact and fiction to breathe a new life into the characters of the Ethiopian palimpsest.


… Find the remaining episodes of the Abyssinian Syllabary at Anchor, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Pocket Casts. Also available on YouTube.

Music (Atribution CC BY): NOW ETHIOPIA •††• THE HARP OF KING DAVID •††• a portrait of ALEMU AGA by V. Moon and & J. Kirkegaard