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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His philosophical, idiomatic and three-dimensional dictums remind readers about his well-expressed outlook, mainly based on one of the Laws of Dialectics, Upon completion of his learning at Menelik High School, Hailu joined the Trinity Collage of Theology at the Addis Ababa University where his search for and query about the mysticism of life, nature and the natural milieu began to gain momentum.
Most of Hailu’s works are filled with predictive and visionary wisdom, initially giving early warnings to the Ethiopian society at large, indicating what might take place for lack of prompt reaction in due time. Likewise, at this juncture, this all rounded man of our nation deserves recognition from those of us who are of the same offspring, sharing and breathing the winds of common upbringing in and suffering for mother Ethiopia.
Gemoraw on Gemoraw: Why I Write? The Basic Motive of My Literary Work
No more no less. Hailu Gemorawthrough his unique literary works, reminds us the Ethiopia that we know of as the mosaic of a conglomerate of people, culture and landscape giving the society its entity and ever-graceful beauty.
Some of the unique happenings include the following. Eventually, just instinctively and intuitively, Hailu got seriously immersed into the philosophy of life and death. His lifelong works attempt to catch and put into picture megrem contrasts between the people living in the highland cold and in the lowland hot climatic conditions of Ethiopia.
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Hailu has been fighting against all odds, atrocities and mediocre inundated in clandestine organizations in all the continents of the globe. Those who died include his parents, whose loss touched him most. Ultimately, he had to move to Stockholm where he lives to the present day.
This work remains to be popular among students majoring or studying Amharic. At that time, the Ethiopian University students showed keen interest in reading revolutionary works coming from the Socialist countries and radical university students.
While under police surveillance, Hailu was thrown out of the university, once again, for his radical political and socio-economic outlooks. Today, Gemoraw’s contribution to Ethiopian literature takes a big share of the Amharic Literature.
In Ethiopia, the aftermath of the Red Terror made his wish to return home unrealistic and dangerous. His life goes on while bereketd lives of many, who he knew in the good-old-days, have persistently been passing away without his physical presence to share the respective family mourning. His greatness and unique style of writing are reflected at once in his powerful, nagging, giggling, ticklish and blemish poems.
Among merem most popular poems that won awards for his ability of writing poetry one was Hailu’s famous dictum known to this very day as: Having read numerous books, Gemoraw acquired lots of knowledge, which enabled him to publish 30 works out of over a hundred manuscripts, some of which are bound and ready for publication.
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 berekee of the early times.
They remind readers the serious need to defend the national collective treasures given as endowment at one’s own place of birth, the farsightedness, the cultured attitudes and manners, the linguistic diversities as well as the character of attending known religious and traditional ceremonies. His deep-grabbing love for languages, fine arts and music are all reflected in these writings and spoken expressions of Geez, Amharic and Chinese tongues.
Meanwhile, as partial fulfillment of his doctoral thesis he began to write on: He was thus suspected to be one of the ringleaders’ known to conscript young university students to revolt against the then government.
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.
Indeed, and very truly indeed, the major question that stroked his mind was berekette Why is life so much full of the art of making life itself and that of causing the horror of death?
Believing that education is the only instrument to emancipate most uneducated Ethiopians from the bondage of ignorance, Hailu decided to become a teacher for the rest of his lifetime. 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. The s were a decade of radical student movements, not only in Ethiopia alone, but also in the rest of the Western World. It was at berekehe time that Hailu began gaining fluency in Geez and Bwrekete 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.
Apart from this, in his spare time he produced fresh writings in Amharic and even tried to reproduce some of his hand written old works, which the Ethiopian police authorities in Addis Ababa confiscated when he went to prison.
His books of prose are equally attractive, serving the young Ethiopian generation as a source of inspiration. He is behind the camera that took some fine picture we got as presents from him. At this juncture, it is too early to state any thing about the outcome of this attempt. As a small boy, Hailu was given church education by his father Merigeta Gebre Yohannes, who had the ambition to see his son, young Hailu, become a priest.
In Hailu’s view, possibly that is why Ethiopia remains to have several rivalries and foes to this very day. 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.
With a particular focus put on the case “Ba-Jin”.
Gemoraw on Gemoraw: Why I Write? The Basic Motive of My Literary Work
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. Regardless of being known by the Collage staff and his student friends as berkeete outstanding, bright and youngest student of the Trinity Theological Collage, he was ultimately thrown out of his class accused for raising some philosophical questions about the unquestionable creator of the Heavens and Earth.
Hailu still remains on the move trying to secure residence and work permit elsewhere. Soon after he joined the Linguistics Department at the Faculty of Arts, he won popularity among students and most of the University staff for his ability of writing dynamic, three dimensional, powerful and penetrating dictums in Geez, Amharic and English. Shortly after, he was given a scholarship to study Chinese Literature at the University of Beijing in China.
He wrote this dictum after the May Military Coup de estate. His mergsm talent of capturing the characteristics of humanity as well as the fauna and flora out in nature, through a three dimensional interpretable penmanship enables literature lovers to recognize man’s linkage mrrgem nature and the dynamic episodes taking place in the wombs of Mother Earth.
His poems slowly flow into the reader’s senses giving musical rendition of their own; and instill in the reader’s mind an unforgettable experience. He was thus, asked to leave China immediately. To his dismay, Hailu was taken back immediately to the central jail suspected to have included statements in that book attacking certain Ethiopian officials of the mervem.
His works are engaging others in discussions and his philosophical touch on human and natural resource development and logic are simply enlightening our perception beyond the level berekehe mere knowledge. The Swedes felt that a new government with whom Berekeete has no serious confrontations is running Ethiopia.