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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Particularly, while living in exile, he lost most of his dear and near relatives as well as friends.
In Ethiopia, the aftermath of the Red Terror made his wish to return home unrealistic and dangerous. But the Swedish government denied him the right for an asylum claiming that there brekete no more any threatening cause for Hailu if he returns home to Ethiopia. Accordingly, he went to the Technical School and later to the Teachers Training Collage at Addis Ababa where he resumed his teaching career.
He is behind the camera that took some fine picture we got as presents from him. Today, Gemoraw’s contribution to Ethiopian literature takes a big share of the Amharic Literature. 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.
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.
Indeed, and very truly indeed, the major question that kergem his mind was – Why is life so much full of the art of making life itself and that of causing the horror of death?
Hailu Gemorawthrough his unique literary works, reminds befekete 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. Most of his literary works since then are thus direct reflections of his vested interest in teaching Ethiopian masses.
Gemoraw on Gemoraw: Why I Write? The Basic Motive of My Literary Work
Hailu’s books of poetry, fables, play stories, history, philosophy, development and various other subjects which he single-handedly prepared, were widely read by thousands of Ethiopians both at home and elsewhere in Diaspora. Those who died include his parents, whose loss touched him most. He was equally curious about mergek Bermuda Triangle and the earthquakes that shake parts of the continents. His bberekete 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.
Berekete Mergem | የግጥም ጉባዔ
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. 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. That is why life goes way and life goes on in a turbulent, boiling, bubbling Ethiopian environ.
His mastery of many languages, his ability to capture and poetically paint the beauties of Ethiopian nature and humanity are striking.
But as a teenager Hailu opted to study modern education instructed in English at Menelik Mwrgem school while at the same time offering church service, as a Deacon, at the Holy Trinity Church at Arat Kilo.
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.
No more no less.
Regardless of being known by the Collage staff and his student friends as an 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.
The Chinese Embassy denied him entry visa claiming that he is under persona-non-grata. Hailu still remains on the move trying to secure residence and befekete permit elsewhere.
Make a Free Website with Yola. To add insult to injury, the Norwegian government deprived of Hailu’s residence and work permit claiming that Hailu had lived long away from Norway, without reporting to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He pondered more about life and death as well as life after death. Some of the unique happenings include the following. 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.
In the meantime, an attempt is being made to bring Hailu to Canada. Although a young student of theology, Hailu’s personal inclination tilted more and more towards knowing more about physics, astronomy, astrology and chemistry. 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 who happen to know Hailu a bit closer.
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. Ultimately, he had to move to Stockholm where he lives to the present day. He is the man behind the fine tones of church, radical and cultural songs that we hear him sing from time to time either alone or in-groups.
But the title of his thesis in itself became a costly venture, which forced him to surrender his entire initial thesis work to the Chinese authorities who felt that his bereekte was loaded with political criticism on Bereekete literature.
Consequently, he had to appeal for his rescue from the country where he lived for seven years.