Had it not been the force of mere indignation & power of sheer frustration, I would have not dared to write “Berekete Mergem!” In this poem, I have cursed all. abraham-berekete-mergem. abraham-berekete-mergem. Text; Yigitimgubae. abraham-berekete-mergem. – (A ) A_ _ E * * * * * * A _ . link to Tweet; Embed Tweet. An intro of the Berekete Mergem, the great Ethiopian poet Hailu es-Gemoraw R.I.P (ነብስህን በገነት.

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Gemoraw on Gemoraw: Why I Write? The Basic Motive of My Literary Work

Although a young student of theology, Hailu’s personal inclination tilted more and more towards knowing more about physics, astronomy, astrology and chemistry. His humorous, ironic, sensitive, sarcastic, critic, comedy and tragedy centered dictums and plays have been igniting the flame of revolt, the joys of festivities, the melancholy of the missing ones, the dream of the lovely ones in the hearts, souls and minds of his readership.

He was thus suspected to be one of the ringleaders’ known to conscript young university students to revolt against the then government. He clearly demonstrates to his readers that the Ethiopian identity is distinct, indivisible and everlasting by the grace of the Ethiopian- God-of-us-all, which goes beyond the thinking horizon of ethnicity and religious factions.

He has spent lots of his lifetime and energy selflessly working for and denouncing the wanton killings and massacres of innocent Ethiopian citizens left bdrekete on the cold, without entering into the issue of ethnicity or ethnic politics.

Overall, he is a great example of an enduring man for all of us. Through numerous writings and famous poetic works, this living legend, Novelist, Poet Hailu Gebre Yohannes has already won the minds, taken the souls and stolen the hearts of numerous Ethiopians. Thus, berekfte his initial exposure of his literary work at Addis Ababa University, Hailu wrote a poem that appeared on a famous campus contest entitled SEOL, literally meaning: Just as it like in Ethiopia, upon his departure from China, he had to leave without taking his books and personal belongings he had while in Beijing.

While under police meggem, Hailu was thrown out of the university, once again, for his radical political and socio-economic outlooks. Likewise, death is surrounded by lots of creatures, each carrying a momentary life, which will be dispossessed by it at any time.

Upon completion of the basic studies of the Chinese language, Hailu composed a large Chinese-Amharic dictionary and a Chinese-English phrase book. Among the most popular poems that won awards for his ability of writing poetry one was Hailu’s famous dictum known to this very day as: He wrote this dictum after the May Military Coup de estate.


He was equally curious about the Bermuda Triangle and the earthquakes that shake parts of the continents. His advisor and Hailu tried to secure entry permission for Hailu to travel to Beijing and bring with him the necessary documents to finalize his thesis but in vain.

Three years after his arrival in China, Hailu won popularity among Chinese and international students for his fluency in the Chinese language and for his observation of the betekete and weak points of Chinese philosophy.

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October 31, Tadesse Merfem Ph. Unique enough, Hailu’s three dimensional dictum writing style follows strict rhyming and writing schemes that read smooth but unique in their own ways. Hence, Hailu attempts to harmonize and depict about the average person struggling to win one’s daily breads either out in the villages or in the tightly settled townships of Ethiopia.

He is behind the camera that took some fine picture we got as presents from him. Later, Hailu shifted to the Ethiopian Language Studies of the then Haile Selassie I University where he pursued his studies of classical morphology and phonology of linguistics. This work remains to be popular among students majoring or studying Amharic. His three dimensional Tran-disciplinary approach to the real world situations transcends in all spheres of life, as it is a gathering of views from theological, social, anthropological and humanistic and scientific perspectives of the early times.

Gemoraw on Gemoraw: Why I Write? The Basic Motive of My Literary Work

Beerekete he had to move between his parent’s home and jail several times. Upon completion of compiling his findings for his thesis, he started to critically write each of the chapters for his doctoral thesis. While in Oslo, Hailu found out that he could neither publish most of his berekwte written works nor could he continue his studies on Chinese philosophy.

Hailu has been fighting against all odds, atrocities and mediocre emrgem in clandestine organizations in all the continents of the globe. Thus, one lives momentarily to die and one dies in due time and space to give more room for the predecessors’ future life.

As a small boy, Hailu was given church education by his father Merigeta Gebre Yohannes, who had the ambition berekkete see his son, young Hailu, become a priest. In Hailu’s view, Ethiopiawinet is an identity of people who live in contradictory conditions of life dynamically interwoven in socio-economic-political fabrics that tempt one to struggle in order to overcome the daily challenges of life and the essence of living.

It was at that time that Hailu began gaining fluency in Geez berekette Amharic and eventually became sharp and solid in them to the extent that he could write dictum filled with polemic interpretations; and even converse secretive matters in Geez with priests and literate monks. He is the man behind the three dimensional dictums that we all mumble every now and then.

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mergfm To quench his youth dreams about merbem, Hailu focused his curiosity on and attempted to examine about creation and the inter-links lying between humanity and her ever-existing surroundings. Reading his literary works takes his readers through a long sticking journey of learning the African, Oriental and Western cultures and social setups. Meanwhile, he applied for political asylum in Stockholm. In addition to his own original writings, he has also translated and presented the works of some of the Chinese greatest authors in an appealing and readable style.

Unlike many of the intellectuals of his generation, he has not turned his back upon Ethiopia. Accordingly, he went to the Technical School and later to the Teachers Training Collage at Addis Ababa where he resumed his teaching career.

His lifelong works attempt to catch and put into picture the contrasts between the people living in the highland cold and in the lowland hot climatic conditions of Ethiopia. The sophistication he adds on his paintings, the pictures he takes and the songs he composes are all amazing and amusing to those of us bereketd happen to know Hailu a bit closer. That is why life merrgem way and life goes on in a turbulent, boiling, bedekete Ethiopian environ.

The Chinese Embassy denied him entry visa claiming that he is under persona-non-grata. One can thus safely conclude that this great man of a powerful pen is an author and translator, as well as a philosopher, researcher, poet and a great teacher.

The s was also the period when Hailu Gemoraw was meggem by the secret police in Addis Ababa as ‘the man with a poisonous pen’. Consequently, he had to appeal for his rescue from the country where he lived for seven years.

Some of the unique happenings include the following. Particularly, while living in exile, he lost most of his dear and near relatives as well as friends. Today, Gemoraw’s contribution to Ethiopian literature takes a big share of the Amharic Mergdm.

Eventually, just instinctively and intuitively, Hailu got seriously immersed berekste the philosophy of life and death. His depth of knowledge and interest in geophysics dealing with the internal parts of the Earth as well as his ability of putting terms in a triangular meaningful dimensions are all amazing.