Regarded as Ethiopian Best Novelist of the Year in 2008 and Best Young Author in 2009, he every now and again utilizes humor in his work to introduce strategically and socially untouchable subjects once in a while publicized in the Ethiopian open circle. Bewketu confronted expanding provocation in Ethiopia in light of his work for a few presently prohibited news associations. In 2012, he was assaulted and seriously beaten by a gang of strict devotees in view of a paper he expounded on the Ethiopian holy person Abuse Tabla Payment.
Interpretations of Bewketu's composing accessible in English incorporate a volume of verse, In Search of Fat, and choices in Modern Poetry in Translation – The Big Green Issue. His work has likewise showed up in English in the artistic magazines Prairie Schooner, Calla loo, and World Literature.