Selamawi Asgedom

Selamawi Asgedom

Name Selamawi Asgedom
Profession Autobiographer
Date of Birth 1976-09-29
Place of Birth Ethiopia
Death Date
Birth Sign Libra

About Selamawi Asgedom

Ethiopian-American author and public speaker who wrote a bestselling autobiography about his experience as a refugee, Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard.

Early Life of Selamawi Asgedom

He moved to the United States when he was seven after fleeing the war in Ethiopia and went on to graduate with honors and deliver his class’s commencement address at Harvard University.


He released his first fantasy novel set in East Africa in 2010 with a sequel planned for the future.

Family Life

His son, Sawyer Tewolde Asgedom, was born in 2008.

Associated With

His interview with Oprah Winfrey was named one of her twenty most unforgettable moments of 2005.