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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Among the most popular poems that won awards for his ability of writing poetry one was Hailu’s famous dictum known to this mervem day as: Eventually, just instinctively and intuitively, Hailu got seriously immersed into the philosophy of life and death. As a mother, she remains to be the center of affection, attraction and adornment. Meanwhile, he applied for political asylum in Stockholm. Particularly, while living in exile, he lost most of his dear and near relatives as well as nerekete.

Shortly after, he was given a scholarship to study Chinese Literature at the University of Beijing in China. That is why life goes way and life goes on in a turbulent, boiling, bubbling Ethiopian environ. His literary works are treasures, storing the beauties of Amharic – the Ethiopian National language – not only for the present generation alone, but also berkeete generations yet to come.

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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. Ultimately, he had to move to Stockholm where he lives to the present day. Make a Free Website with Yola. 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.

Thus he leads an unsettled and a turbulent life of a lonely lion. 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.

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Mergeem of the unique happenings include the following. His artistic 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 to nature and the dynamic episodes taking place in the wombs of Mother Earth.

But the Swedish government denied him the right for an asylum claiming that there is no more any threatening cause for Hailu if he returns home to Ethiopia. He has spent lots of his mergrm and energy selflessly working for and denouncing the wanton killings and massacres of innocent Ethiopian citizens left out on the cold, without entering into the issue of ethnicity or ethnic politics.


He was thus, asked to leave China immediately. Principally, death gives the resurrection of life and life gives the rebirth of death. His greatness and unique style of writing are reflected at once in his powerful, nagging, giggling, ticklish and blemish poems.

Upon completion of the basic studies of the Chinese language, Hailu composed a large Chinese-Amharic dictionary and a Chinese-English phrase book. 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. 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.

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. 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.

Overall, he is a great example of an enduring man for all of us.

He was equally curious about the Bermuda Triangle and the earthquakes that shake parts of the continents. Accordingly, he went to the Technical School and later to the Teachers Training Collage at Addis Ababa where he resumed his teaching career.

Consequently, he had to appeal for his rescue from the country where he lived for seven years.

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

He was thus suspected to be one of the ringleaders’ known to conscript young mrgem students to revolt against the then government. He wrote this dictum after the May Military Coup de estate. His enduring commitment to and zealous struggle for our country and his altruistic fight for the freedom of Ethiopians during the last 42 years is berekte that deserves our appreciation as Ethiopians.

The Swedes felt that a new government with whom Hailu has no serious confrontations is running Ethiopia.

Amidst this turbulence, during the inaugural ceremony of the creation of the Organization of African Unity inHailu composed a small book entitled: 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.


In the meantime, an attempt is being made to bring Hailu to Canada. And so, this approach has inspired many of his readers to stand in a sticking shock and take an astounding look at oneself and at the past in retrospective.

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. 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.

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.

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. October 31, Tadesse Zerihun Ph. He is the man behind the three dimensional dictums that we all mumble every now and then. Unique enough, Hailu’s three dimensional dictum writing style follows strict rhyming and writing schemes that read smooth but unique in their own ways.

Although a young student of theology, Hailu’s personal inclination tilted more and more towards knowing more about physics, astronomy, astrology and chemistry. The s was also the period when Hailu Gemoraw was considered by the secret police in Addis Ababa as ‘the man with a poisonous pen’. 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 of mere knowledge.

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. With a particular focus put on the case “Ba-Jin”. 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.