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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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Berekete Mergem | የግጥም ጉባዔ

Reading his literary works takes his readers through a long sticking journey of learning the African, Oriental and Western cultures and social setups. 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.

Unlike many of the intellectuals of his generation, he has not turned his back upon Ethiopia. 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 has spent lots of his lifetime 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 mfrgem or ethnic politics.

As a mother, she remains to be the center of affection, attraction and adornment.

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

While in Oslo, Hailu found out that he could neither publish most of his hand written works nor could he continue his studies on Chinese philosophy. His enduring commitment to and zealous struggle for our country bere,ete his altruistic fight for the freedom of Ethiopians during the last 42 berektee is something that deserves our appreciation as Ethiopians. Likewise, death is surrounded by lots berdkete creatures, each carrying a momentary life, which will be dispossessed by it at any time.

To name few among his unique and master literature contributions and scripts suffice to list nine of them herein below: His philosophical, idiomatic and three-dimensional dictums remind readers about his well-expressed outlook, mainly based on one of the Laws of Dialectics, 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.

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 berekege. That is why life goes way and life goes on in a turbulent, berekkete, bubbling Ethiopian environ. Overall, he is a great example of an enduring man for all of us.

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.

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Particularly, his focus was put on the search and research about the seismic structure and the volcanic contents found both underneath the center of the earth and at the bottom of the oceans and seas. To quench his youth dreams about life, Hailu focused his curiosity on and attempted to examine about creation and the inter-links lying between humanity and her ever-existing surroundings. Today, Gemoraw’s contribution to Ethiopian literature takes a big share of the Amharic Literature.

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. Particularly, while living in exile, he lost most of his dear and near relatives as well as friends. Those who died include his parents, whose loss touched him most. His initial Chinese poem on Mao was highly acclaimed by all.

Accordingly, he went to the Technical School and later to the Teachers Training Collage at Addis Ababa where he resumed his teaching career. 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 strong and weak points of Chinese philosophy.

Through numerous writings and famous poetic works, this merge, legend, Novelist, Poet Hailu Gebre Yohannes has already won the minds, taken the souls and stolen the hearts of numerous Ethiopians. 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 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.

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. And so, this approach has inspired many of his readers to stand in a sticking shock and berekfte an astounding look at oneself and at the past in retrospective. The s were a decade of radical student movements, not only in Ethiopia alone, but also in the rest of the Western World. Unique enough, Hailu’s three dimensional dictum writing style follows strict rhyming and writing schemes that read smooth but unique in their own ways.

Some of the unique happenings include the following. Notwithstanding the turbulent challenges of life, which he continues to face, Hailu Gebre Yohannes is listed by a monthly published Ethiopian Magazine named Rai as one of the most famous Ethiopians of the Century for details, see Rai, April 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.


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.

Berekete Mergem

Hailu has been fighting against all odds, atrocities and mediocre inundated in clandestine organizations in all the continents of the globe. Upon completion of the basic studies of the Chinese language, Hailu composed a large Chinese-Amharic dictionary and a Chinese-English phrase book. Amidst this turbulence, during the inaugural ceremony of the creation of the Organization of African Unity inHailu composed a small book entitled: In Ethiopia, the aftermath of the Red Terror made his wish to return home unrealistic and dangerous.

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 was equally curious about the Bermuda Triangle and the earthquakes that shake parts of the continents.

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. Regardless of being known mfrgem 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.

Shortly after, he was given a scholarship to study Chinese Literature at the University of Beijing in China. Soon after he joined berwkete Linguistics Department at the Faculty of Arts, he won popularity among students and most metgem the University staff for his ability of writing dynamic, three dimensional, powerful and penetrating dictums in Geez, Amharic and English.

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.

It was at that time that Hailu began gaining fluency in Geez and 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. 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 time. He is the man behind the three dimensional dictums that we all mumble every now and then.