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Dr. Haddis Alemayehu

Funeral of Much Revered Man of Letters Conducted With Great Procession

 

Addis Ababa, December 9,2003 (ENA)- The Funeral of Hadis Alemayehu who died on Sunday at the age of 94 was conducted at the cemetery of the Holy Trinity Cathedral here in Addis Ababa. Hadis was a profile personality with a long-time service as Ambassador, Minister and Teacher at various times.

Hadis popularity soared with the publication of his Amharic masterpiece Fiqir Iske Mekabir (Love up to Death).

Senior government officials, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church His Holiness Abune Paulos as well as hundreds of people attended the funeral.

The late Hadis was awarded the Special and Gold Mercury Prizes of the Emperor Haile Selassie Award Trust and very recently was awarded Honorary Doctoral Degree by the Addis Ababa University.


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Dr. Haddis Alemayehu
was born in Debre Markos, the Gojam province on 15th October 1910. He attended the Ethiopian traditional school in the district of Begozamne and came to Addis Abeba to join the state school. Once completed he took up a post as a teacher. After a short period of time the fascist Italy invaded our country and he went to the war front. During the Italian occupation he was caught and sent to Italy and imprisoned with Ras Emeru Haile Selassie for 7 years. After the liberation he was released and returned home.
After his return he was assigned on various posts and performed the given tasks effectively and efficiently.

Beside his responsibilities, he wrote several articles and books including:

Yabeshana Yewedehuala Gabicha
Teret teret Yemeseret (1948 E.C)
Fiker Eske Meqabir (1958 E.C) (Click here to listen to Audio clips of   Fiker Eskemekaber by   Wogayehu Nigatu).
Wenjelegnawu dagna (1974 E.C)
Yeelm Ezat (1980 E.C)
Tizita
Teret Teret

On Saturday, 6th December 2003, it was learnt that Dr. Haddis Alemayehu passed away and a deep wave of mourning and sorrow swept over all of those who have known him for long time. He was 93 years old and played a significant role in the development of our country. Ato Haddis Alemayehu leaves a legacy of a solid work and an immense contribution that spans over 6 decades. He has been a great role model to our society. His devotion and contribution to our beloved country always remains in the hearts of the Ethiopians. May the almighty God rest his soul in the bossom of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

EthioView (December 12, 2003).

     

Renowned Author, Official, Diplomat Passes Away


 

 

The renowned author and diplomat, Ato Hadis Alemayehu, was buried here at the Trinity Cathedral last Monday. He had died Sunday at the age of 94 after a long illness.

The late Ato Hadis was well known for his literary works that included his masterpiece "Fikir Iske Mekabir", roughly translated as "Love until Death".

 

The late Ato Hadis was awarded a literary prize by the Haile-Selassie Prize Trust. Some time ago he received an honorary doctorate degree from the Addis Ababa University.

The funeral ceremonies of the late Hadis Alemayehu were attended by the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Abune Paulos, government officials, and friends and relatives of the deceased

Ethiopian Literary Giant, Dr. Hadis Alemayehu
The Imperial Ethiopia Webpages mark with deep regret, the death of a great Ethiopian man of letters, Dr. Hadis Alemayehu on December 6th, 2003. He was 94 years old. Hadis Alemayehu was born in 1909, in the Endor Kidane Miheret district of Debre Markos, Gojjam. He was the son of an Orthodox priest, Abba (father) Alemayehu Solomon, and his wife Woizero Desta Alemu. Young Hadis embarked on an ecclesiastic education from a very early age. He studied liturgical and spiritual subjects at the Gojjam monasteries of Debre Elias, Debre Worq, and Dima, after which he moved to Addis Ababa and enrolled at the Swedish Mission and later at the Ras Taffari Makonnen school for further secular studies. Ato Hadis was active in the resistance against the Italians. Following the liberation in 1941, Ato Hadis studied at Oxford University through the patronage of the Emperor, and then served in a number of official posts, most notably as Minister of Education. Hadis Alemayehu became a prominent author of many great Amharic works, but his most famous is the novel Fikir Iske Mekabir (Love to the Grave) which is about love accross the social class devide of Imperial Ethiopia. He also wrote Wenjelegnaw Dagna (The Guilty Judge) and numerous other works, both published and unpublished. Hadis Alemayehu was awarded the Haile Selassie Trust Prize Medal, and the Gold Mercury Medal for his contribution to literature. He also recieved an honorary Doctorate from Addis Ababa University. His funeral was held at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and was attended by the Patriarch of the Orthodox Church, Abune Paulos, and numerous mourners. Our condolences to his family.
Source:http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/ethiomemorial/

 
Dec 13, 2003 at 21:53:30 Emiru (emiru@yahoo.com)
What a great !. Fikir eskemekaber (the Ethiopian romeo & Juliet) is one of his outstanding work. Once again we have lost a great person but his work will live for ever.::May he rest in Peace.::Emiru::San Jose

Dec 14, 2003 at 01:36:45 Elias Zewdie Hailemariam (elizew2004@yahoo.com)
I felt deeply sad upon hearing his death and convinced my self to pay tribute to his unselfish contributions in the realm of litreture.He is remebered every time when one goes to IES,AAU's tresury for cultur.::Let him live longer!!

Dec 14, 2003 at 03:42:28 nebeyou abebe (nebeyouabebe2003.yahoo .com)
a like Dr.Haddis Alemayehu ::Dr.haddis Alemayehu he have a gode histre in his live time

Dec 14, 2003 at 04:29:54 Girma (halle16@hotmail.com)
Dr.Haddis Alemayehu was One of the best writers we have in ethiopia. I remember that I heard "fiker eskemekabir" was to be made in Film. Who ever has the potential and the idea to do it, Please do it?::We have always been unluky to transform our heritages. Lets not ignore this one? please!

Dec 14, 2003 at 05:44:37 Tenkolu (tenkol@arada.com)
Dear Dr. Haddis , you left us a great treasure that the coming generation can inherit. You will always be rememebered.::::Rest in peace

Dec 14, 2003 at 08:17:40 adane birhanu (abirhanu@yahoo.com)
i felt deeply sad upon hearing his death. dr haddis alemayehu is one of the greatest writers in the 21 (century) in the ethiopian history .:: once again we have lost agreat person but his fantastic work will have for ever and always remain in the hearts of the ethiopians.:: adane birhanu.:: israel:: Jerusalem.::

Dec 14, 2003 at 09:45:23 isaiah (esy007@yahoo.com)
this is a great tragic for all ethiopian but we consolated by his wonderfull scripts::which pass to the generation

Dec 14, 2003 at 09:56:27 Zenebework Girma (zegirma@hotmail.com)
It was sour to hear the death of Dr.Haddis.::We lost our hero. We all remember him upto our way to him. And we will love him like how he teach us the strength of love up to death.::::We remember you with our prayer Dr Addis hear in Texas to ask God rest your soul with famillies of God kedusan......Amen

Dec 14, 2003 at 10:32:13 Yimer Tefera (yimert@yahoo.com)
His death grieved the whole nation.::I am also grieved to hear the sad news about the death of Dr.Haddis Alemayehu.I just can't tell you how sorry and sad I am.::In his death the country has lost a great patriot and a selfless worker who devoted his entire life to the service of the nation.Through out his life he fought for the ideas he cherished most. ::He has always lived a fruitful life . He will be remembered for ages to come by several social institutions with whom he was associated .::The loss is no doubt great and irrecoverable.::May God bless his soul in Heaven.::::::

Dec 14, 2003 at 12:12:01 Yohanis Birhe Tedla (yohanisbirhe@hotmail.com)
I felt deeply sad up on hearing Dr.Haddis Alemyehu's death. We lost a great person never be replaced at any rate. We are all left brokenhearted.But, his work will let all ethiopians to remind him for ever. May he rest in Peace! Yohanis Birhe.

Dec 14, 2003 at 13:36:23 Beide-Mariam E (beidemariam2000@yahoo.co.uk)
A great person whom devoted his life for his country and a role model for the generation to come. He and his work has been inspiration to all of us. May God lay his soul in the bossom of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. May God console his family at this time of crises.

Dec 14, 2003 at 13:48:06 Mulu Yitayew
I think he was a true ethiopian man. We cann't express his works with a short paragraph or story.:: Any way GOD BLESS HIM.::Ethiopians will transfer his work for Future.:: Mulu Yitayew From USA

Dec 14, 2003 at 14:22:51 hilina (hhilitu@yahoo.com)
a treasure that can never be replaced, only God knows how much you have done, may you have rest in peace and may your family console peacefully. :: we will miss you dearly

Dec 14, 2003 at 16:45:25 tadesse worku (131972)
I am vey much shocked with the bad news I heared about the death of "Ethiopia's Golden Man".Really Ethiopia has missed one great man"an umberella of the country's story".:: Oh, it is unbeliveable.lET God give for his families, friends and majority of Country loving Ethiopians the strength and patience.:: Tadesse worku(jinka) from UK::

Dec 14, 2003 at 17:11:00 Missy
it was shecked hearing Haddis Alemyehu's death.he was our hero.May he rest in Peace! ::Missy

Dec 14, 2003 at 17:43:51 gag
teret teret, yemseret , once upon a time there was a little child who's charmy, sharp who dreamed to become a teacher'accomplished, he burned as a teacher and shined for millions, Lived a Trust-worthy life and Passed. Rest in peace HADDIS ALEM ASAYEN

Dec 14, 2003 at 17:57:53 Mengistie Kindu (mengistiek@yahoo.com)
I am deeply shocked to hear such a bad news! Although he passed away, his lively deeds will stay forever. May the Almighty God give all the strength to his families and rest his soul in the bosom of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Mengistie from Holland.

Dec 14, 2003 at 18:10:56 Abaw (ethionile@hotmail.com)
we lost a great person:: we wil never lost his lovly books . may LORD JESUS BLESS YOUR SOUL.

Dec 14, 2003 at 18:12:30 Abaw (ethionile@hotmail.com)
we lost a great person:: we wil never lose his lovly books . may LORD JESUS BLESS YOUR SOUL.

Dec 14, 2003 at 18:12:36 Abaw (ethionile@hotmail.com)
we lost a great person:: we wil never lose his lovly books . may LORD JESUS BLESS YOUR SOUL.

Dec 14, 2003 at 18:48:59 Tsege Asefa (Tsege AsefaAol.com)
I feel so sorry about him but i am so proud of him because he leave a good thing to rewmind him for ever to generation.

Dec 14, 2003 at 18:49:31 Tsege Asefa (Tsege AsefaAol.com)
I feel so sorry about him but i am so proud of him because he leave a good thing to rewmind him for ever to generation.

Dec 14, 2003 at 18:49:32 Tsege Asefa (Tsege AsefaAol.com)
I feel so sorry about him but i am so proud of him because he leave a good thing to rewmind him for ever to generation.

Dec 14, 2003 at 18:49:34 Tsege Asefa (Tsege AsefaAol.com)
I feel so sorry about him but i am so proud of him because he leave a good thing to rewmind him for ever to generation.

Dec 14, 2003 at 18:49:36 Tsege Asefa (Tsege AsefaAol.com)
I feel so sorry about him but i am so proud of him because he leave a good thing to rewmind him for ever to generation.

Dec 14, 2003 at 21:26:43 Mulumebet (emebete@hotmail.com)
Dr Haddis;;You are Legend a man fo great strength and courage,,,we lost one great man did a lots for our beloved country,,,his work touched a lots of hearts...me and my entire family will miss you but your work stay with us and coming generation. May God rest your soul

Dec 14, 2003 at 22:03:56 Alex (alelgn1@yahoo.com)
The Dr.'s books have touched every Ethiopian's heart in one way or another. It's really a great lose.But his work will linger on.::Alex Buffalo, NY

Dec 14, 2003 at 23:01:44 DANIEL NEUSSIE ABERRA (danielnegussie@hotmail.com)
Man, Ethiopia has lost one of the greatest person ever. Haddis is the first person to capture attentions of different age group readers. I do remember, it was 1982 kiremt, while i was 8 yrs old, my eyes has attracted by his book "Fiker eske Mekabir" on my dads book shelve. It was kept clean and binded and signed by my dad as he us. does... I decided to read the book ... just because I liked the cover page.... i doubt if i had any idea about "love or fiker" I mean romantic one. That book was really increadable, I still remember I finshed reading in a week.... Gash Haddis is wonderful, he captured almost all kinds of people interest. "Ha bilo" He captured peoples attention from what a true Love mean... he showed wealth, power and love doesn't have any relation to devote your life for the thing you love. He tought everyone a great indurance and strong manner to follow in the way you believe with thos two ideal persons (Seble & bezabh). Sometimes, I am wondering if there was in those two identity. I was so wowed with his work... and I guess that was my first impression on his talent how he could change peoples perception and awareness of Love. Haddis is a great person and I hope Heavenly Father, put his soul in peace.::::I thank you for teaching me what a true love means and what you need to put into relationship.... those things I read while I was eight helped me for the real Danny I am right now.::::May his soul rest in Peace.

Dec 14, 2003 at 23:47:42 Nigus Getachew (dawitget@hotmail.com)
fikreskemekaber was the first book i ever read and i fell in love with reading ever since. i have read most of his books and he was more than just a writter. Haddis Alemayehu was an idol and a mentor to most us. may God rest his soul in peace. we will never forget him ....

Dec 15, 2003 at 01:54:37 towfik mohammed (towfik999@yahoo.co.uk)
We lost a great teacher and father.When I write this letter I am in deep grief and sorrow.:: Towfik Mohammed:: Asmara:: Eritrea ::

Dec 15, 2003 at 02:36:00 Mesfin Hailegebriel (Mesfin1@hotmail.com)
Like our forefathers used to say 'An angel names a newborn child', they named you Haddis. You will always remain in my heart as such. I promise, Haddis, never ever to forget you until my own day comes. One heck of a writer! One heck of a superb story-teller! Your 'Sebles and Bezabhs' had been and still are role models for my life, I give you a greate credit for shaping my life to the best, Thanks a lot. You were a father to me even though we never met eye to eye.::My heart-felt condolensces to his families and friends.::May his soul rest in peace.::Amen!

Dec 15, 2003 at 03:24:54 Tesfaye Hailu (tesfuhay@yahoo.com)
Kelibe betam new yazenkut.::fikir eskemekabir siterek gena hitsan neberku.ena yanee yetekeresebign yesinesihuf fikir zarem bewste ale.::Doctor Hadis Egziabher nefsotin Yimar

Dec 15, 2003 at 03:47:07 Lulseged Habib Mohammed (lulsegedhm@yahoo.com)
Some thing in me died when I heard the fall of this great legend.Ho God !!!Will life be the same after Haddis Alemayehu ?May God rest his soul.::::::::

Dec 15, 2003 at 05:45:03 Theo (1234)
A great man has gone forever from planet earth but the legacy he left behind is immortal! He was one of those very few who left behind an indelible mark in our recent history. He will be rembered through his wonderful works for the generation to come. May the Lord rest his soul in the place of the blessed saints. My condolences to his family and may the Lord give you comfort and peace.

Dec 15, 2003 at 07:22:28 Gebrehiwot Gebremedhin
The passing away of this GREAT man and his likes concretizes the piece-by- piece dying away of what used to be an honest, resolute, upright, highly civilised and fiercely independent Ethiopiawinet. Shame on each succeeding generation that mutilated and sold out and still sells out leferefari the country, its people and its history.

Dec 15, 2003 at 08:36:54 Addis (mmaddis@hotmail.com)
Dear Dr. Haddis,I was shocked when I heard. May God bless your soul. I realy realy missed you. If creating people again is possible I will always prey to God to get you again. Anyways, thanks to God your works always with us. Rest in peace

Dec 15, 2003 at 09:44:04 Hiwot (Qene@msn.com)
What a great man we lost! Very few get the chance to touch so many hearts and do so much good for their country like Dr Haddis has done. A patriot and a great writer, he was very much respected and loved .the late artist wegayehu nigatu narration of fiqir iske meqabir was heard by all those who had the access of radio at that time. Those who had access for the book and who could read have read the book and regard it as a great national treasure that it is .Wonderful writing along with contemporary thinking Haddiss books have contributed a lot for the development of Ethiopian literature. Today we feel the painful stab of his loss and our hearts cry in sadness so deep because we know our motherland Ethiopia has lost a great man who loved her beyond measure who has done a lot of good for her. In haddis we have seen how much good one man is capable of doing for so many in his time and for the coming generation. A hero in every sense he was so he will live forever in history and our hearts .the good example he set for us in serving our country in what ever way we can, we will always strive to follow. People like him dont just die and be forgotten their work makes them immortal that even death cant kill their name(metsafachinim indih yelal zikre tsadiq lealem yehelu weyem yetsadiq metasebiya lezelalem yenoralmezmure dawit 111:7) .Dr Haddis is not dead he lives on forever! May God rest his soul in peace, amen. My deepest sympathy to his families. Egziabeher tsinatun yistachihu.

Dec 15, 2003 at 10:31:50 Yared Admassu (yayu200@yahoo.com)
I am shocked when I heard his death. Although Dr. Haddis Alemayehu has passed away his unforgettable works are still full of life who has been touching millions and will also for the time to come. I pray that the Lord will give strength for his families and rest his soul in peace.

Dec 15, 2003 at 10:38:16 Italo-Ethiopian Association - Italy (associazioneItaloEtiopeNordItalia@groups.msn.com)
This world has lost a very sensitive man.His book " Fiker Eskemekabir" has been a starting point of life to all of us.::

Dec 15, 2003 at 10:38:33 Bereket (bahunegn@aol.com)
One of the Ethiopian lagend Died(physically), but He will be in us forever!

Dec 15, 2003 at 10:42:09 Abush (ethioboys@yahoo.com)
THE MOURN OF PAIN IN MY HEART!!:: :: I have a feeling in my heart the father of the knoldge man has died in the last week. I feel sorrow in heart when I hear this news and I'm so sorry about it. ::He is a man ::he is a teacher ::he is a father ::::::

Dec 15, 2003 at 10:44:05 genet (genetseyoum@hotm.com)
THE MOURN OF PAIN IN MY HEART!!:: :: I have a feeling in my heart the father of the knoldge man has died in the last week. I feel sorrow in heart when I hear this news and I'm so sorry about it. ::He is a man ::he is a teacher ::he is a father ::::::

Dec 15, 2003 at 10:55:20 genet (genetseyoum@hotmail.com)
PAINFUL MOURN IN MY HEART:: I have feeling in my heart when I hear the news of a mourn of father, teacher,and a man who died in dignity, respact, and houner of the people in ethiopia and especially in the family of the Man of knowldge, I feel sorrow in my heart I remember him in the whole my life.::::God bless his soul and give him a holly place in the rest of his time. ::

Dec 15, 2003 at 12:08:02 sam (samuel_bekele@hotmail.com)
When I heard the clip of Fikir Eske Mekabir narated by Wogayehu, It took me decads back to the first time I read it! It was still in me and it will for ever so do the great writer Haddis and the Narator Wogayehu, May God bless their souls

Dec 15, 2003 at 12:08:40 sam (samuel_bekele@hotmail.com)
When I heard the clip of Fikir Eske Mekabir narated by Wogayehu, It took me decads back to the first time I read it! It was still in me and it will for ever so do the great writer Haddis and the Narator Wogayehu, May God bless their souls

Dec 15, 2003 at 12:25:32 Enkopa
I wanted to express my condolence to the family and friends of Dr. Haddis Alemayehu. I also wanted to say that I wrote my essay for a college application based on his most celebrated book Fekere Eske mekabere and I truly believe if it had not been for his literary work (critic on this book) I wouldnt be a part of this specific university. Although it might be a little too late to show my appreciation for Dr. Haddiss work, I will continue to promote and advocate his and other greater writers like him. Bezabehe and Seble Wongale will never be forgotten.

Dec 15, 2003 at 14:14:23 Endale Woldesilassie (lidete@yahoo.se)
What can express the loss of the great man who showed all those who love litrature, what we Ethiopians can achieve? May be he is dead , but his great soul & work has an eternal life among his fans anyways! May GOD be with him & let him rest in PEACE!

Dec 15, 2003 at 15:21:17 Habte in Paris (Habtekrn@yahoo.com)
Though I strongly belive DEATH is uninvitable natural phenomena that we can not battele it rather accept the sorrows, was extremly shocking and hard to accept his departure who is the real hero that have left a work will be remembered by the nation and aspiration for others.::God let him rest on peace.::Habte Paris,Ethiopia Habtekrnahoo.com::

Dec 15, 2003 at 19:20:03 Yohannes Terefe (tikurabbay@hotmail.com)
What a lost of a man of genius, creative and most of all a great teacher to the beloved Ethiopians home and abroad. It's "FIKRE ESKEMEKABRE" first attracts my attention to read such a masterpiece of all time in Ethiopian literature history. Though, Dr.Addis left us, his legacy will live with us and the generation to come forever. May god bless your soul rest in peace. Our father and teacher.

Dec 15, 2003 at 21:03:12 Worku Seifu (worku_seifu2000@yahoo.com)
To the family:::::As an Ethiopian, I would like to express my deepest sorrow and my condolences to his family. ::::My thought and prayers to rest his soul in peace.::::With my family.::::MD, USA::

Dec 15, 2003 at 21:04:49 Worku Seifu (worku_seifu2000@yahoo.com)
To the family:::::As an Ethiopian, I would like to express my deepest sorrow and my condolences to his family. ::::My thought and prayers to rest his soul in peace.::::With my family.::::MD, USA::

Dec 16, 2003 at 02:03:56 MENGESHA Z KIDANE (seny@yahoo.ca)
Ethiopia lost one great persen.::

Dec 16, 2003 at 03:02:49 Getasew Admasu (getasewadmasu@yahoo.de)
We lost the great man that contribute to the development of our society.

Dec 16, 2003 at 04:27:18 getachew abebe (getishas@yahoo.com)
oh he was an influncial person and contributed alot for ethiopian litrature. it is amazing to have those capability with out any university education. i read fikereskemekabir, wonjelengaw danga and yelmzat of the late hadis alemayehu. he was the man of the milinnum.::may god bless his soul.::

Dec 16, 2003 at 04:27:42 getachew abebe (getishas@yahoo.com)
oh he was an influncial person and contributed alot for ethiopian litrature. it is amazing to have those capability with out any university education. i read fikereskemekabir, wonjelengaw danga and yelmzat of the late hadis alemayehu. he was the man of the milinnum.::may god bless his soul.::

Dec 16, 2003 at 05:21:29 Ermias (Ethio3@aol.com)
MY Heart goes out for Dr.haddis ALemayehu family and friends...I feel very sad when I found about his death.He was one of the best ethiopian write we had in the history...GOD BLESS his SOLUWE MISS YOU .

Dec 16, 2003 at 05:22:20 Ermias (Ethio3@aol.com)
MY Heart goes out for Dr.haddis ALemayehu family and friends...I feel very sad when I found about his death.He was one of the best ethiopian writer we had in the history...GOD BLESS his SOLUWE MISS YOU .

Dec 16, 2003 at 05:50:33 Daniel Fekadu (Daniboy@net.com)
We Lost the greatest true ethiopian in the history. DR.Haddis Alemayehu was one of the best writer..Even thou we lost Doc..His works stayed for ever with Us..You WIll always remembered GOD BLESS YOU SOUL.

Dec 16, 2003 at 06:30:40 Liza M. A (a_liza2@yahoo.com)
I remember the times when fikir eskemekaber :: was on air, how I use to be fascinated :: and wanted not to be disturbed.:: He is brilliant person, who lifted up:: Ethiopian literature with that of :: the western world.:::: Dearest Dr. Haddis,:: You will always be remembered :: May God save your soul :: Rest in Peace.::

Dec 16, 2003 at 11:11:02 Tezera (tezman@postmark.net)
Ethiopia lost one of the most dynamic writer::may his soul rest in peace.

Dec 16, 2003 at 13:14:58 ERMIYAS (JERMAYA316@HOTMAIL.COM)
am verry sorry for his family he is the one and nomber one artist for ethiopia i don't have words for him.

Dec 16, 2003 at 14:33:50 Munir Yusuf (muniryusuf@hotmail.com)
I felt deeply sad with my heart ,which doesn't give for nobody else except De.Haddid Alemayehu.We lost one of the greet writer in ethiopia.i wish Allah will give him the best .

Dec 16, 2003 at 16:30:03 nathan (nathankebede356@hotmail.com)
Dr. haddis alemayehu was one of the most talented writers ever. i loved the book fiker iska mekaber!!

Dec 16, 2003 at 17:05:58 Mulugeta Mulatu Woldetsadik (mulugetam@hotmail.com)
It is with great sorrow that I learnt the passing away of this legendary writer.This is one of the sadest days for Ethiopian litreture.I will no more expect the unparalled litrary and cultural beauty of Ethiopia to be told in another great work,for the great Author has laid his B'ER.::May The Almighty God Rest your Soul In The Peace of Heaven! ::Mulugeta,.Vancouver,Canada

Dec 16, 2003 at 17:23:41 workneh Adgeh (worknehadgeh@yahoo.com)
Dr. Haddis Alemayehu was an author of excellent repute, an Ethiopian patriot, a man of great intellectual capability and confidence who had served his beloved country with integrity. He was an icon to young generation Ethiopians. I strongly beleive that his name in Ethiopian history is secured. ::::Let God rest his soul in peace!!!::::Workneh Adgeh Fenta

Dec 16, 2003 at 18:23:39 abiti (ethioabiti@yahoo.com)
FIRST OF ALL ETHIOPIA HAS LOST ONE OF THE GREATEST PERSON.::I feel so sorry about him but i am so proud of him b/c he leave a good thing to every one and to next generation.:: lebatesbu na lemuya afekarewochu thsinatun yestachew.::

Dec 16, 2003 at 18:24:34 abiti (ethioabiti@yahoo.com)
FIRST OF ALL ETHIOPIA HAS LOST ONE OF THE GREATEST PERSON.::I feel so sorry about him but i am so proud of him b/c he leave a good thing to every one and to next generation.:: lebatesbu na lemuya afekarewochu thsinatun yestachew.::

Dec 16, 2003 at 21:58:00 EMUYE METCHA (EMUYE6@AOL.COM)
We Ethiopians lost the greatest and brilliant man of writer.he will alwayes ::be rememberd.fekireskemekaber is one of my foverite book.

Dec 17, 2003 at 00:19:16 kassahun (kassahunsh@yahoo.com)
I am really unhappy now because we lose big person.

Dec 17, 2003 at 03:43:35 GIRMAM (girma-minalu@yahoo.com)
I'm very sad in the death of Dr Haddis Alemayehu.As everybody knows he was the developer and producer of Ethiopian litrature.So,finally my sadness goes to all who admire him.::GIRMA ,From AAU(SCIENCE)::

Dec 17, 2003 at 03:50:50 Taddesse Kassahun (tadestat@yahoo.ca)
I've no word to express my feeling about the death of our LITRATURE owner,Hddis Alemayehu(Dr).So now I will not do any thing apart from wishing he will join to heaven.God please have mercy to him.:: TADDESSE,AAU (SCIENCE FACULTY)

Dec 17, 2003 at 04:05:33 Bekalu Mehari and Eneywu Bahru (bekalumehari@yahoo.com,eneywub@yahoo.com)
I was terribly shocked when I heard the pass of him.Our literature has got great loss since the death of him.My final messege is "Egziabhere metsnanatun yestachhu" to all who are with him in spreat.:: BEKALU,AAU SCIENCE

Dec 17, 2003 at 04:50:26 ASNAKE GUTEMA (asnakedegefa@yahoo.com)
HADDS ALEMAYEHU WAS ATRUE ETHIOPIAN HERO ! !

Dec 17, 2003 at 07:08:07 SolomonHailemariam
Ethiopia lost one of her best son.

Dec 17, 2003 at 07:08:20 SolomonHailemariam
Ethiopia lost one of her best son.

Dec 17, 2003 at 08:44:17 Mesi (Kbmyhtd@yahoo.com)
When I heard the news, I was in shock. Dr. Haddis Alemayehu was one of our hero. But his work will let all Ethiopians to remind him for ever.May God rest his soul in peace and for his family and friends may the Lord give you comfort and peace. :: Mesi

Dec 17, 2003 at 08:44:53 Mesi (Kbmyhtd@yahoo.com)
When I heard the news, I was in shock. Dr. Haddis Alemayehu was one of our hero. But his work will let all Ethiopians to remind him for ever.May God rest his soul in peace and for his family and friends may the Lord give you comfort and peace. :: Mesi

Dec 17, 2003 at 11:12:38 Endrias Mersha (endriasms@hotmail.com)
egeziabher mesnanatun endesetachu kelbe emegnlachehualehu.:: :: Lebetesebochachew.

Dec 17, 2003 at 11:28:57 anteneh (anteneh_taye2003@yahoo.com)
We lost a respected person.

Dec 17, 2003 at 15:49:05 Mimi (abera1@hotmail.com)
::Ethiopia has lost one of her wonderful sons. May his soul rest in peace. My condolances goes out to his family and his friends. ::::Mimi, USA

Dec 17, 2003 at 16:05:26 KESIS TEKLEGIORGIS (kesis1968@yahoo.com)
IT WAS SOUR TO HEAR THE DEATH OF DR HADDIS ALEMEAYEHU. WE LOST OUR HERO WE ALL REMEMBER HIM UP TO OUE WAY TO HIM AND WE LOVE HIM LIKE HOW HE TEACH US THE STRENGTH I REMEMBER YOU IN MY PRAYER HEAR IN CANADA.::ATO HADDIS EWDIWOTALEHU SIDETEGNAW KES KESIDET ANBA CANDA NEFSIWON EGZIABIHER BEGENET YASARIFEW AMEN!!!

Dec 17, 2003 at 22:50:16 Jatani (jatanioz@yahoo.com)
I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.WHO IS LIKE DR.HADDIS?::I AM VERY SORRY.HE IS UNFORGOTTENABLE PERSON.::::MAY GOD GIVE HIS SOUL REST.::FROM AUSTRALIA

Dec 18, 2003 at 00:30:37 abraham ayalew (abra_ayal@yahoo.com)
SO I am not lucky to attend his grave,now i have got the chance to express my feeling to his death through my feeble letter which can't make sense if he read it as he is the father of "fikir eske mekabir".:: Dr.i was 15 years old as read "fikir eske mekabir".By that time i was a sheep herd and a student. Keeping my cattles and sheeps,it was your book that enjoys me.Though i was in the rular part of wollo,shedeho meket(filakit),in which nothing was their toenjoy me, your rook was my friend,my pleasure and my adviser.:: Dr.as hered your deth i was so greived that i concider as if you have buried for ever but you are still alive and you will live forever through your everlasting works.:: Wishing you the endless mercy of God.:: Abraham Ayalew A.A.U FOT

Dec 18, 2003 at 00:31:40 abraham ayalew (abra_ayal@yahoo.com)
SO I am not lucky to attend his grave,now i have got the chance to express my feeling to his death through my feeble letter which can't make sense if he read it as he is the father of "fikir eske mekabir".:: Dr.i was 15 years old as read "fikir eske mekabir".By that time i was a sheep herd and a student. Keeping my cattles and sheeps,it was your book that enjoys me.Though i was in the rular part of wollo,shedeho meket(filakit),in which nothing was their toenjoy me, your rook was my friend,my pleasure and my adviser.:: Dr.as hered your deth i was so greived that i concider as if you have buried for ever but you are still alive and you will live forever through your everlasting works.:: Wishing you the endless mercy of God.:: Abraham Ayalew A.A.U FOT

Dec 18, 2003 at 00:31:41 abraham ayalew (abra_ayal@yahoo.com)
SO I am not lucky to attend his grave,now i have got the chance to express my feeling to his death through my feeble letter which can't make sense if he read it as he is the father of "fikir eske mekabir".:: Dr.i was 15 years old as read "fikir eske mekabir".By that time i was a sheep herd and a student. Keeping my cattles and sheeps,it was your book that enjoys me.Though i was in the rular part of wollo,shedeho meket(filakit),in which nothing was their toenjoy me, your rook was my friend,my pleasure and my adviser.:: Dr.as hered your deth i was so greived that i concider as if you have buried for ever but you are still alive and you will live forever through your everlasting works.:: Wishing you the endless mercy of God.:: Abraham Ayalew A.A.U FOT

Dec 18, 2003 at 00:31:43 abraham ayalew (abra_ayal@yahoo.com)
SO I am not lucky to attend his grave,now i have got the chance to express my feeling to his death through my feeble letter which can't make sense if he read it as he is the father of "fikir eske mekabir".:: Dr.i was 15 years old as read "fikir eske mekabir".By that time i was a sheep herd and a student. Keeping my cattles and sheeps,it was your book that enjoys me.Though i was in the rular part of wollo,shedeho meket(filakit),in which nothing was their toenjoy me, your rook was my friend,my pleasure and my adviser.:: Dr.as hered your deth i was so greived that i concider as if you have buried for ever but you are still alive and you will live forever through your everlasting works.:: Wishing you the endless mercy of God.:: Abraham Ayalew A.A.U FOT

Dec 18, 2003 at 00:31:54 abraham ayalew (abra_ayal@yahoo.com)
SO I am not lucky to attend his grave,now i have got the chance to express my feeling to his death through my feeble letter which can't make sense if he read it as he is the father of "fikir eske mekabir".:: Dr.i was 15 years old as read "fikir eske mekabir".By that time i was a sheep herd and a student. Keeping my cattles and sheeps,it was your book that enjoys me.Though i was in the rular part of wollo,shedeho meket(filakit),in which nothing was their toenjoy me, your rook was my friend,my pleasure and my adviser.:: Dr.as hered your deth i was so greived that i concider as if you have buried for ever but you are still alive and you will live forever through your everlasting works.:: Wishing you the endless mercy of God.:: Abraham Ayalew A.A.U FOT

Dec 18, 2003 at 00:31:57 abraham ayalew (abra_ayal@yahoo.com)
SO I am not lucky to attend his grave,now i have got the chance to express my feeling to his death through my feeble letter which can't make sense if he read it as he is the father of "fikir eske mekabir".:: Dr.i was 15 years old as read "fikir eske mekabir".By that time i was a sheep herd and a student. Keeping my cattles and sheeps,it was your book that enjoys me.Though i was in the rular part of wollo,shedeho meket(filakit),in which nothing was their toenjoy me, your rook was my friend,my pleasure and my adviser.:: Dr.as hered your deth i was so greived that i concider as if you have buried for ever but you are still alive and you will live forever through your everlasting works.:: Wishing you the endless mercy of God.:: Abraham Ayalew A.A.U FOT

Dec 18, 2003 at 00:32:01 abraham ayalew (abra_ayal@yahoo.com)
SO I am not lucky to attend his grave,now i have got the chance to express my feeling to his death through my feeble letter which can't make sense if he read it as he is the father of "fikir eske mekabir".:: Dr.i was 15 years old as read "fikir eske mekabir".By that time i was a sheep herd and a student. Keeping my cattles and sheeps,it was your book that enjoys me.Though i was in the rular part of wollo,shedeho meket(filakit),in which nothing was their toenjoy me, your rook was my friend,my pleasure and my adviser.:: Dr.as hered your deth i was so greived that i concider as if you have buried for ever but you are still alive and you will live forever through your everlasting works.:: Wishing you the endless mercy of God.:: Abraham Ayalew A.A.U FOT

Dec 18, 2003 at 01:05:56 Minaleshoa hailu, MD (hminale@eudoramail.com)
Dr. Addis has not passed away. He is always with us and the generations to come.His life is one of the very few lives spent appropriately.

Dec 18, 2003 at 01:06:14 Minaleshoa hailu, MD (hminale@eudoramail.com)
Dr. Addis has not passed away. He is always with us and the generations to come.His life is one of the very few lives spent appropriately.

Dec 18, 2003 at 04:28:30 sentayehu mosisa (sintayehum@yahoo.com)
We Lost A great Man In the history of Ethiopian Litrature.::May he live there in peace!

Dec 18, 2003 at 04:59:25 Fauel Nibret (nfanuel@mail2elizabeth.com)
The Grand tree has faild down in mother land Ethiopia. He had a versatile knowledge in general, and was so sharp particularly with regard to ethipian literature that brought the country into being. He was a one with non-deplorable capasity. So, we can say that the sourse of Ethiopiain mine and/or spring of literature has been burried. At the end, I would like to send my condolence of his death.

Dec 18, 2003 at 05:16:19 Tesfaye Lakew (Lakew67@yahoo.com)
We lost a great person.Hadis was our teacher,our father and endeed every thing.::May God bless his soul.

Dec 18, 2003 at 07:27:48 william (abebeassefa@hotmail.com)
I feel that I can say will be futile at this::time.When I heard the death of Dr.Haddis,I was so shocked that I could not at frist::believe it.My sympathy goes to families & friends.

Dec 18, 2003 at 11:25:24 robel tarekegne (robel_tarekegne)
i realy realy sad about haddis alemayehu.

Dec 18, 2003 at 11:26:21 robel tarekegne (robel_tarekegne)
i realy realy sad about haddis alemayehu.

Dec 18, 2003 at 12:10:25 robel tarekegne (robel_tarekegne)
i realy realy sad about haddis alemayehu.

Dec 18, 2003 at 12:41:40 Abel (abelbiruk68@yahoo.com)
No words to express my giref due to Dr. Haddis Alemyehu's loss. It was touchy and hard to forget his absence. Neverthless, he left his precious works to ethiopians that would be inherited from generation to generation. It is rare to get like Dr. Haddis Alemayehu who devoted his life in the field of literature and teaching others. May God be with him!

Dec 18, 2003 at 13:03:46 Tewodros Abebe (tewodros1896@yahoo.com)
Haddis Alemayehu: A patriot, a teacher, a diplomat, a statesman, a philosopher, a thinker, and an intellectual. Oh, he was a writer too! A writer, did I say? Just a writer? Is that title adequate for Kibur Ato Haddis Alemayehu?! No, he was indeed the writer of writers, the poet of poets, the novelist of novelists. He shall remain an eternal torch and a shining star in modern Ethiopian literature. He is a gem, a treasure, an icon in Ethiopian literature, history, and diplomacy. He shall remain an influential literary figure among my own and coming generations. I, like millions of Ethiopians of the younger generation, owe my literary interests to him. I love you, Haddis Alemayehu. I hope and pray that God will bless Ethiopia with sons and daughters who possess the same caliber and wisdom as you did. Godspeed, Kiburnetwo; Egziabher nefswon beGenet yanurlen.::

Dec 18, 2003 at 13:45:33 Semere Tesfaye (Semerent@yahoo.com)
It is a good thing to know great peoples stories. Well I am very sad that we lost Dr. Haddis, but Dr. Haddis left his name for us. ::::Let God rest Dr. Addiss soul. ::::Semere Tesfaye ::

Dec 18, 2003 at 14:09:16 Ayele Abebe (ayeleabebe@yahoo.com)
Dr. Haddis 's novels were my inspirations and dreams when I was a kid and as a grown up and adult today. What a great writer by all standards. I hope his books will remain as the most respected books in the Ethiopian literature for many many years to come.::RIP

Dec 18, 2003 at 14:15:31 Dawit Woldemariam (dawit@woldemariam.freeserve.co.uk)
I heard Fikir eskemekabir on "Kemetahift Alem" radio program, and I remember every sunday going to bed early just to listen it. I also remember listening it again on monday morning. What a book! from Ethiopia golden boy.:: Hadis you have accomplished your journy, but left us with a huge hertitages, you made us proud. I hope we don't mourn because you are always alive.

Dec 18, 2003 at 14:31:06 Solomon
Dr Addis. Not only Ethiopians ..The world lost a great Man. Rest in Peace.!!!

Dec 18, 2003 at 16:32:55 robel tarekegne (robel_tarekegne)
i realy realy sad about haddis alemayehu.

Dec 18, 2003 at 17:56:18 Aemero (aemeroa@yahoo.com)
I am sorry from the bottom of my heart for the death of Dr.Haddis Alemayehu. Eventhough it is usuall to live in this world and pass away when God say it, I am feeling bad for his dead.When I hered his dead I wouldn't believe it! anyway May God bless him!!

Dec 18, 2003 at 18:00:32 Aemero (aemeroa@yahoo.com)
I am sorry from the bottom of my heart for the death of Dr.Haddis Alemayehu. Eventhough it is usuall to live in this world and pass away when God say it, I felt bad for his dead.When I hered his dead I wouldn't believe it! anyway May God bless him!!

Dec 18, 2003 at 18:49:34 Tedros Mehari (Merahina@yahoo.co.uk)
I am sending this mail just to extend my condelance on the passing of the late Dr. Haddis. to be honest I read his book Fiker iske mekaber more than three times. I had also the oppourtunity to listen to wegayehu Negatu reading the book. As the aying oes, there is time of coming and time of going. Yet, I was saddend by the death of Dr. Haddis, one of the greatest african writers.::::

Dec 19, 2003 at 00:59:19 Chalachew Miteku (chalachew@yahoo.com)
He shall truly be missed; Ethiopia has lost a great author and a role model for many. He was our treasure that will never be replaced. We shall miss him dearly. May God rest his soul in peace.

Dec 19, 2003 at 00:59:55 Chalachew Miteku (chalachew@yahoo.com)
He shall truly be missed; Ethiopia has lost a great author and a role model for many. He was our treasure that will never be replaced. We shall miss him dearly. May God rest his soul in peace.

Dec 19, 2003 at 02:12:51 AWOT DESALEGN (dave4039@yahoo.com)
sorry to loose such a great person!

Dec 19, 2003 at 02:13:14 AWOT DESALEGN (dave4039@yahoo.com)
sorry to loose such a great person!

Dec 19, 2003 at 04:01:38 Melkamu Hunegnaw (melkhun@yahoo.com)
we were gifted a great fortune in the art now we lost ,sorry!::Let GOD get him to his right.

Dec 19, 2003 at 04:10:53 Andargachew (andusew2003@yahoo.com)
People say something about him ,"he was great auther" .But I say he is still great.::

Dec 19, 2003 at 04:18:14 Ewnetu Getnet (ewnetu96@yahoo.com)
he was a hero who deserves to live for a millinium....sorry for the Ethiopian litrature.whenever i heard such ungrateful news ,all of a sudden ...Seblewongel cross ma mind...the lover whom everyone gives a special place in his heart....let God put his sol with him....and give us another Haddis so that we will see other Sebles and Bezabihs...!!!

Dec 19, 2003 at 04:18:31 Ewnetu Getnet (ewnetu96@yahoo.com)
he was a hero who deserves to live for a millinium....sorry for the Ethiopian litrature.whenever i heard such ungrateful news ,all of a sudden ...Seblewongel cross ma mind...the lover whom everyone gives a special place in his heart....let God put his soul with him....and give us another Haddis so that we will see other Sebles and Bezabihs...!!!

Dec 19, 2003 at 06:36:53 Elias Meseret (eliasm@freemail.et)
I'am really felt sick when I first heared the death of this great person. I'am a Univeristy student in Mekelle. Eventhough I'am unable to appear at his burial ceremony, I have felt very sorry of his death. May the great God rest his soul in peace. :: Elias Meseret:: Mekelle University.:: Ethiopia.

Dec 19, 2003 at 10:26:34 elshadaj temesgen (elshu7@yahoo.com)
this is how a candle is shine for others and pass away.....

Dec 19, 2003 at 13:31:43 Rahel (rahigam@yahoo.com)
I offer you my condolescenees on your loss.::

Dec 19, 2003 at 13:35:29 Rahel (rahigam@yahoo.com)
I offer you my condolescenees on your loss.Sincerly Rahel from MPLS MN U.S

Dec 20, 2003 at 04:42:34 Gebrie (workuend@yahoo.com)
I realy sorry for the passed away of Kebur Dr.Haddis Alemayehu.He was a corner stone for literature and contributed a lot for this genration.Thanks to Addis Ababa University for the honorable Doctorate award.Realy he deserve it.Fikre eskemekabir.::May God rests his soul in peace.

Dec 20, 2003 at 09:47:05 bereket gebereselassi (bake_p4u@hotmail.com)
What a real deep sad it is for Ethiopia for losing this happming.Spicial for his family,but what can we do?It is god plan to take him to his place in Haven.:: The more importan thing is that what we learn from this gerat man.I like all his book,i read most of it.i don't know how i exprece my felling to his family,only thing i can say is our father God rest his life in haven.:: your Bereket(India)

Dec 20, 2003 at 11:01:55 Ashenafi shiferaw (leashutiye@yahoo.com)
When I heared the death of Dr.Haddis Alemayehu what I noticed is, "one big library is destroyed by fire".

Dec 20, 2003 at 12:24:57 Demeke Bayou (bedemeke@wisc.edu)
We have lost a great writer. But his writtings will always live with us, deep in our heart!!! I have read most of his great books. I won't forget "Fikir Eskemekabir" and "Wonjelgnaw Dagna"! May his soul rest in peace!

Dec 20, 2003 at 18:32:24 Semir Ahmed (sata@telecom.net.et)
I felt deeply sad up on hearing Dr.Haddis Alemyehu's death. We lost a great person never be replaced at any rate. We are all left brokenhearted.But, his work will let all ethiopians to remind him for ever. May he rest in Peace! ::Semir Ahmed ::manager::Sata travel agency ::

Dec 21, 2003 at 03:00:11 fekadu tegene (fekadutg@yahoo.com)
I was shocked when I heard the death of Dr.Haddis Alemayehu....Ethiopia lost one of the greatest person who is the real hero....But he left his precious works that can be inherited from generation to generation...He shall remain literary figure among us and the future generation..... I would like to express my deepest sorrow and my condolences to his family:: MAY GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE.

Dec 21, 2003 at 03:11:32 ashenafi haile (ashe)
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Dec 21, 2003 at 03:36:44 ashenafi haile (ashe_h2003@yahoo.com)
i am greatly depressed on it.But eventhough he has passed away his works are still alive.

Dec 21, 2003 at 04:31:58 Tesfaye Alemayehu (hatcontesfaye@yahoo.ca)
Firts I would like to express my strong felling for this web(ethioview) for introdusing such peopels to the world.:: Well Dr is a gret guy with in every bodys haret by Fiker eske mekaber. I my self raed it for four times while I was in the elementary school. And also I have read all the books writen by him(Yelmeziate...Wengelengawe Danga...).I'm very sorry on his death and I could say Ethiopia lost one great person.

Dec 21, 2003 at 06:17:22 Mathewos Solomon (mathew94@yahoo.com)
It pains me to learn his death!! ::::May God bless his soul and give the power to his families and to all Ethiopian people to bear this irrecoverable loss.::

Dec 21, 2003 at 08:44:54 Wondemenh Betty (123bet@excite.com)
Sorry I dont have no word to say we love him and we all sad i'm still thinking that He is still alive all the time ...we know we lost a Great and wonder full person for our Ethiopia.::Teklehiwot wondemenh Family

Dec 21, 2003 at 08:45:42 Wondemenh Betty (123bet@excite.com)
Sorry I dont have no word to say we love him and we all sad i'm still thinking that He is still alive all the time ...we know we lost a Great and wonder full person for our Ethiopia.::Teklehiwot wondemenh Family

Dec 21, 2003 at 09:00:30 bruk (brukreda@hotmail.com)
I am really sad that Ethiopia lost a person like you.I will never forget you and your work.Rest in peace and God be with your family.

Dec 21, 2003 at 10:05:39 Yohannes Regassa (yohannesregassa@yahoo.co.in)
Dr. Haddis better understood our society and inscribed it in a way that help the rest of us understand ourselves. It s natural that people live and pass but the loss is absolute if one dont prepare for his replacement; Haddis! May your sole rest in peace!

Dec 21, 2003 at 18:00:23 dessie mammo (dessiemic)
i'm sorry to hear this news.i belive ethiopia::lost a great teacher.may GOD bless his soul.

Dec 21, 2003 at 18:35:34 Sirak Robele (sirakrob@yahoo.com)
It is really sad to learn about Dr Hadis Alemayehu's death.I remember how I wept, in my childhood, when i read the scene where Bogale Mebratu died.I feel now a much greater loss at the death of this great man and it is not a childish sorrow as it was 25 years ago at the death of Bogale Mebratu.:: ::Delft,The netherlands.

Dec 21, 2003 at 19:47:09 Surafel Demmelash (Surafel3@yahoo.com)
Ato Haddis Alemayehu has contributed to the development of modern Ethiopian literature. His literary work "Fikir eskemekabir" is the first modern literature in Ethiopia. :: He was truly an honourable man, and a great asset for his nation. May he rest in peace.

Dec 22, 2003 at 01:09:18 Temesgen Yohannes (Temey100@hotmail.com)
Ethiopia has been a blessed country in did to had some one like Dr. Haddis Alemeyehu , what he contributed to our poor ,beloved mother Land was uncountable like the stars on the sky,May God bless his Soul.

Dec 22, 2003 at 09:07:22 yohannes tadesse (yoniloveme@yahoo.com)
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR THE DEATH OF KIBUR DR. HADISS ALEMAYEHU.I SAID NOTHING BUT .I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY CONDOLENCE TO HIS FAMILY AND MAY GOD PLACE HIS SOUL IN PEACE.

Dec 22, 2003 at 09:10:53 rebecca (beckey8@hotmail.com)
he was a hero!!! we loose such a great person . May God rest his woul in peace . ::from kuwait

Dec 22, 2003 at 09:11:24 rebecca (beckey8@hotmail.com)
he was a hero!!! we loose such a great person . May God rest his woul in peace . ::from kuwait

Dec 22, 2003 at 09:11:40 rebecca (beckey8@hotmail.com)
he was a hero!!! we loose such a great person . May God rest his woul in peace . ::from kuwait

Dec 22, 2003 at 09:23:00 "CORRRECTION FOR YOHANNES'S CONDELENCE"
I AM SO SORRY TO HER THE DEATH OF KIBUR DR.HADDIS ALEMAYEHU .I SAID NOTHING BUT THE MAN OF ETHIOPIAN LITRATUR HAS DIED.I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY CONDELENCE TO HIS FAMILY AND MAY GOD PLACE HIS SOUL IN PEACE.

Dec 22, 2003 at 09:45:02 yonas tamiru (yonitame@yahoo.com)
i feel sad when i heard the great ethiopian nobel writer kibur d.r hadis alemayehu.i think ethiopia has lost one of her bone.i think every body who follows hi work ,we have to do something so that will be memorable through all the time.finely i will give my condelence to his family and may God bless him and rest well..

Dec 22, 2003 at 09:58:27 yonas tamiru (yonitame@yahoo.com)
i feel sad when i heard the great ethiopian nobel writer kibur d.r hadis alemayehu.i think ethiopia has lost one of her bone.i think every body who follows hi work ,we have to do something so that will be memorable through all the time.finely i will give my condelence to his family and may God bless him and rest well..

Dec 22, 2003 at 10:02:59 Rebecca (beckey8@hotmail.com)
Never say "goodbye" to our sincer companion, but say " you are here in our loving hearts for ever" Rebecca::

Dec 22, 2003 at 13:36:14 tekle (yohanisbirhe@hotmail.com)
Simply saying "I am sorry" is not enough to express ones sympathy over the death of Dr.Haddis Alemayehu.But, when it comes from the bottom of ones heart, it shows how he or she is deeply in heavy heart because of the incident happend to dr. Haddis. May God bless his soul. Tekle.

Dec 22, 2003 at 17:46:00 Kesis Mezgebu Kassa (mezgebukf@yahoo.com)
We are really lucky to partake in our age group the marvellous work of Dr. Haddis Alemayehu Fikir Eskemekabir that has been exceptionally presented with religio- cultural pattern, which could grab the attention of every generation. If we really keep what he left us through this book we can make him alive. But we are unfortunate if we do not have a man who replaces him.

Dec 22, 2003 at 20:47:41 Haimanot Kassa (khaimanot@yahoo.com)
Dr. Haddis Alemayehu was an icon to Ethiopia. He expressed ethiopias cultural values through his book and life. He lived in the culture, and he lived the culture itself. The culture lived in him too. Thus, to pass his cultural wealth, we need some one to write his (auto)biography. It should be a great thing to do for those of us who have the talent and the means.::::May be a doctoral thesis or some lifetime accomplishment!!!! Go ahead...you could do it.

Dec 23, 2003 at 01:25:48 Tesemma (tesemmad@yahoo.com)
I learned the death of Hadiss Alemayehu with a very deep sorrow. Hadiss is one of the great personalities in Ethiopian history. Now we miss him. Let God keep his soul beside him.

Dec 23, 2003 at 05:45:27 Freminatos (eshetuf@aol.com)
We lost a great person.Hadis was our teacher,our father and endeed every thing.::May God bless his soul.

Dec 23, 2003 at 07:43:43 Rahel Asfaw (rahelasfaw2001@yahoo.com)
Haddis Alemayehu Btame New yemewdachw betame adenkachewalhu Egezyabehher Nebesachewn begenet Yanurlene

Dec 23, 2003 at 07:44:01 Rahel Asfaw (rahelasfaw2001@yahoo.com)
Haddis Alemayehu Btame New yemewdachw betame adenkachewalhu Egezyabehher Nebesachewn begenet Yanurlene

Dec 23, 2003 at 07:44:23 Rahel Asfaw (rahelasfaw2001@yahoo.com)
Haddis Alemayehu Btame New yemewdachw betame adenkachewalhu Egezyabehher Nebesachewn begenet Yanurlene

Dec 23, 2003 at 10:48:32 Eskeatnaf Mulugeta and Rediat Moges (eskeww@yahoo.com)
Dr. Haddis Alemayehu has open an era in the History of Ethiopian Literature, His coming to this world has a great value in our History and his death will be an a sarrow for all of us but We belive that he has done the best for Ethiopia more than any one !:: We wish all the best for all his family and for all Ethiopians :: We want to say :: His soul will live with us forever in his Great Books!:: ::

Dec 23, 2003 at 11:39:30 nigussie (neggu@freemail.et)
i am realy greatful to dr.haddis alemayehu while he was alive. i will hereby express my deep sorrow to his family and his lovers.:: may his soul be in paradise:: let us in paradise after winning:: the judgement in doomsday times.

Dec 23, 2003 at 19:57:00 YOHANNES ABRHAM, MD (gebrelion@aol.com)
I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY CONDELENCE TO HIS FAMILY AND MAY GOD PLACE HIS SOUL IN PEACE.

Dec 24, 2003 at 00:09:15 Aster
I was so socked when I heard Dr. Hadis died. I ma realy sad. Ethiopia lost one great person. But he done great thing for his country and people. So he didn't died. We saw his work forever.

Dec 24, 2003 at 01:04:53 Girma Hailu (girmahb@hotmail.com)
I have learnt the death of His Excellency Dr. Haddis Alemayehu with great sorrow. I am sad because he and people like him despite their rich intelectual and work experience did not get the time and reasources to write their memoire, which could have helped and enriched the knowledge base of succeeding generations. This is a big lesson for all Ethiopians to collectively think of a mechanism where such knowledgable personalities do not pass with out documenting their rich experience.::::Egziabher Nefsachewn ke Abraham ena ke Sara gone be Mengiste Semait Yanurew, Amen.

Dec 24, 2003 at 01:05:44 Girma Hailu (girmahb@hotmail.com)
I have learnt the death of His Excellency Dr. Haddis Alemayehu with great sorrow. I am sad because he and people like him despite their rich intelectual and work experience did not get the time and reasources to write their memoire, which could have helped and enriched the knowledge base of succeeding generations. This is a big lesson for all Ethiopians to collectively think of a mechanism where such knowledgable personalities do not pass with out documenting their rich experience.::::Egziabher Nefsachewn ke Abraham ena ke Sara gone be Mengiste Semait Yanurew, Amen.

Dec 24, 2003 at 02:34:00 Abebe Sahlesilassie (abebes@sea.plala.or.jp)
Although, as the saying goes, "nothing lasts forever", Dr. Haddis yet remains standing tall, beatified and sanctified to eternity in the realm world of Ethiopian litrature through his first-rate master storytelling work "FIKER ESKE MEKABIR". Truely, he was one of Ethiopia's most acclaimed and prominent novelist of our age. May god bless his soul.

Dec 24, 2003 at 02:35:30 Abebe Sahlesilassie (abebes@sea.plala.or.jp)
Although, as the saying goes, "nothing lasts forever", Dr. Haddis yet remains standing tall, beatified and sanctified to eternity in the realm world of Ethiopian litrature through his first-rate master storytelling work "FIKER ESKE MEKABIR". Truely, he was one of Ethiopia's most acclaimed and prominent novelist of our age. May god bless his soul.

Dec 24, 2003 at 06:02:07 Yodit Aynachew (yoditay@yahoo.com)
He made good things to his country, even if he passed away, well remember him by his great works. May God rest his soul in peace!

Dec 24, 2003 at 07:17:40 Dandiew z Chebudie (z_zeabe@hotmail.com)
On behalf of myself and family I wish to express and extend my deepest sympathy and heart-felt and sincere condolence to Hadis Alemayehu families and his relatives.::::I am shocked to know about the sudden demise of my most favourite author. He will remain in my heart for ever.::::Three generations of my family have been touched by a true inspiration of your great work.::::We know that a life can be taken away but our love, memories, and kindness inspired by Hadis Alemayehu will be with us forever and with those who follow his foot steps.::::Oh Great one, may your soul rest in peace for you have done an excellent job for all of us and for the next generation.::::I pray and I wish a great and blessed strength for your family.::Big hugs to all touched and his family.::God bless his family::::Dandiew z Chebudie::

Dec 24, 2003 at 08:08:27 Tsegaye Tadesse (ttadesse@hotmail.com)
Our Haddis is in our hearts. He will live forever! God rest his soul.

Dec 24, 2003 at 13:20:35 Samuel Denbi (s-fereja@yahoo.com)
Let God keep his soul in peace !!

Dec 24, 2003 at 13:20:52 Samuel Denbi (s-fereja@yahoo.com)
Let God keep his soul in peace !!

Dec 24, 2003 at 13:43:39 kiflom (kiflomy@aol.com)
i was deeply sad when i heard the news of Dr.Addis Alemayhu death.it is a great tragedy to our country to loss a great person like him.May the almithty God rest his soul in heaven.

Dec 24, 2003 at 17:14:12 Mesfin (Gebremariam_Mesfin@hotmail.com)
Our country Ethiopia once again lost her golden son. May God rest his soul.

Dec 24, 2003 at 17:16:24 Teferi Haile (tefff2003@yahoo.com)
Here we go again, Our Country lost one of the best and brightest person who live in our Century. It is painfull to here this great person death. May God rest his soul in the place of Genet.::Teferi.

Dec 24, 2003 at 17:16:58 Suleyman,Ahmedin (Eepheram123@hotmail.com)
I am very saddned by his death....what a tragdey not only to us here but to the whole country....we lost one of the greatest writers of all time in ethiopia.....he is no longer with us but his works will be with us forever......May Allah bless his sould and his family...

Dec 24, 2003 at 19:18:18 Kassahun Zewdie Wondim (kassahunw@aol.com)
As this great man reached the sun set of his life, we need to celeberate his conribution to the Ethiopian literature. May God comfort his family on this great loss.

Dec 24, 2003 at 23:47:01 Hailay Mezgebo (hailmez@yahoo.com)
Ethiopia misses something from such dedicated individual and all rounded person!

Dec 25, 2003 at 01:23:52 Adeeme Mekonnen (ademe@atmos.albany.edu)
We lost the greatest personality the country has ever produced. I hope the legacy Kibur Ato Haddis left will be inspiring to generaions to come.::Ademe Mekonnen, Albany, NY, USA.

Dec 25, 2003 at 02:40:01 NETSANET YILMA D (netsiyilmad@yahoo.com)
WE LOST A GREAT LIBRARY.AND FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM, HE IS GONE,BUT PHYSICALLY.

Dec 25, 2003 at 06:02:52 Dimetros Birku (dbirku@hotmail.com)
::It was so painful to learn about the death of Dr.Haddis Alemayeh.And it is a great loss to the nation.::::The outgoing generation has been paragons of strength.And Haddis Alemayehu was/is one of the valerous sons of this great nation.::I do hold the view that Ethiopians,especially the generation of Dr.Haddis, are typicay examples of what it means to be human.They were humble,kind,honest,courageous and champions of freedom.We can observe all these and more from his work-'Tizita'.::::When I think of the survival of this great nation as a nation , the very first thing that comes to my mind is whether or not this generation can afford to maintain all the essences of being human-which was displayed by people like Haddis Alemayehu.::::May god give him eternal peace.::::Dimetros Birku::Nirobi, Kenya

Dec 25, 2003 at 06:04:46 Dimetros Birku (dbirku@hotmail.com)
::It was so painful to learn about the death of Dr.Haddis Alemayeh.And it is a great loss to the nation.::::The outgoing generation has been paragons of strength.And Haddis Alemayehu was/is one of the valerous sons of this great nation.::I do hold the view that Ethiopians,especially the generation of Dr.Haddis, are typicay examples of what it means to be human.They were humble,kind,honest,courageous and champions of freedom.We can observe all these and more from his work-'Tizita'.::::When I think of the survival of this great nation as a nation , the very first thing that comes to my mind is whether or not this generation can afford to maintain all the essences of being human-which was displayed by people like Haddis Alemayehu.::::May god give him eternal peace.::::Dimetros Birku::Nirobi, Kenya

Dec 25, 2003 at 06:26:56 Agerie Temesgen (Agerie2002@yahoo.com)
wud yezih program azegag, yetsafhewun neger begizie etret mikniat alanebebhutim lela ken anbibe etsifalehu gin and mestekalel yemigebawu sihtet ale. Simachewun sititsif Ato Haddis Alemayehu newu enji Dr. Haddis alemayehu mebal yelebetim. Mikniatum Ato Haddis Docteretachew yekibir newu enji meteriachew ayidelem. Astekakil.::::Dehina ederu,.

Dec 25, 2003 at 06:47:30 Zelekash Berhe (mimiberhe@yahoo.com)
We Ethiopia's lost one great person he is Dr Addis Almayehu.His contrbution is uncountable we alwayes keep in touch with his work.

Dec 25, 2003 at 06:49:47 Zelekash Berhe (mimiberhe@yahoo.com)
We Ethiopia's lost one great person he is Dr Addis Almayehu.His contrbution is for Ethiopia uncountable we alwayes keep in touch with his work.

Dec 25, 2003 at 06:50:19 Zelekash Berhe (mimiberhe@yahoo.com)
We Ethiopia's lost one great person he is Dr Addis Almayehu.His contrbution for Ethiopia uncountable we alwayes keep in touch with his work.

Dec 25, 2003 at 10:11:46 Solomon (solomoncherie@yahoo.com)
It is a great stroke to me when I heared the pass of our great scholar and father who contribute greately to the developent of Ethiopian litreature. His works both in the area of litreture and diplomacy have grate value in shapping of the past generation and the corner stone to the current generation. ::::Though the grief is to me and to every Ethiopian I beg god to give condelence to his close relatives.

Dec 25, 2003 at 20:50:33 helen (yashrghg@yahoo.com)
Hi there i'm very sorry about what happened Dr. Haddis Alemayehu for all his family i will like to say be strong don't gave up agan i'm really sorry

Dec 25, 2003 at 21:03:06 yirgo solomon tegegn (y_solomon@hotmail.com)
Dear Family ::::I have just learned of the sad death of Dr. Haddis Alemayehu. I cannot express the sadness I feel at this time. ::::He will be sadly missed by many. I know that words can give little consolation to relieve grief but I should like you to know that I too will be grieving for him. ::::In deepest sympathy, ::::Yirgo solomon Tegegn::::

Dec 26, 2003 at 01:04:02 michael taye (michael_taye@yahoo.com)
haddis alemayehu the best writer in ehtiopia.

Dec 26, 2003 at 01:05:55 michael taye (michael_taye@yahoo.com)
haddis alemayehu the best writer in ehtiopia.and the most intensive writer.

Dec 26, 2003 at 01:05:56 michael taye (michael_taye@yahoo.com)
haddis alemayehu the best writer in ehtiopia.and the most intensive writer.

Dec 26, 2003 at 01:06:00 michael taye (michael_taye@yahoo.com)
haddis alemayehu the best writer in ehtiopia.and the most intensive writer.

Dec 26, 2003 at 01:06:02 michael taye (michael_taye@yahoo.com)
haddis alemayehu the best writer in ehtiopia.and the most intensive writer.

Dec 26, 2003 at 01:47:35 Engdawork (ebogale04@hotmail.com)
It was with great sorrow that I heard the news of the death of Dr.Haddis Alemayehu.He was a pionner in the history of litrature in Ethiopia.Though he has passed away,his great works will continue from generation to generation.::::May God rest his soul in heaven.::

Dec 26, 2003 at 11:29:32 Tsegaye (tsegaye22@hotmail.com)
Ethiopia has lost a great man who loved her beyond measure who has done a lot of good things for her.we have seen how much one man is capable of doing for so many things in his time and for the coming generation. A hero in every sense he was and, he will live forever in history and our hearts .the good example he set for us in serving our country in what ever way we can, we will always strive to follow. ::::May God rest his soul in peace, Amen

Dec 27, 2003 at 01:47:43 Lishan and Meshesha (mtessema93@yahoo.com)
what a traggic it is hearing the deathe of this honored man. As soon as We heared the the death of Dr.Haddis Alemayehu we really shocked.He is the one who contribute great unforgettable work to litrature world. We will pray the comfort and peace of God be with the rest of the families. Lishan and Meshesha from Las Vegas.

Dec 27, 2003 at 01:48:49 Lishan and Meshesha (mtessema93@yahoo.com)
what a traggic it is hearing the deathe of this honored man. As soon as We heared the the death of Dr.Haddis Alemayehu we really shocked.He is the one who contribute great unforgettable work to litrature world. We will pray the comfort and peace of God be with the rest of the families. Lishan and Meshesha from Las Vegas.

Dec 27, 2003 at 11:50:41 seraye
I havent really heard about him but by what i have read i feel sorry may god bless his family at this sad time in theire life. We need more ethiopians like him standing up for what they believe for and teaching it to the new gerneration like my self so we to know the struggles of our country and people. God bless the people of ethiopia

Dec 27, 2003 at 12:44:45 tsionm2003@yahoo.com (tsionm2003@yahoo.com)
I was deeply sad upon hearing the death of the beloved father Dr.Haddis Alemayehu.You were a great person, "feker Eskemekaber" reflects your degenity, sincerety, and heartily respect to women and the whole human race. You were not only a writer ,who showed our real lives,but a matured, committted person to national values and love.Your invaluable contributions to the opening of a new era, in Ethiopian literature, social, cultural, and political life are statues of remeberance for ever. ::I as a citizen extend my sincere heart felt sorrow to the family, the people, and pray my lord for the eternal peace of your departed soul.::::tsion::::Inssbruck, Austria

Dec 28, 2003 at 01:29:52 Mesfin Admasu (mesfingelaw@yahoo.com)
I feel sad for loosing this pioneer outstanding ethiopian writer.He had done a lot for his country.He was working with late Aklilu Habtewold to resolve the issue of Eritrea almost 5 decades back.We the youth of ethiopia should take a lesson from this precious man and do whatever effort to serve our country.We have to avoid selfishnes!!:: May the almighty God give peace and success for his family.::

Dec 28, 2003 at 05:23:02 firesew kebere (firesewk@yahoo.com)
i realy like the man:: i realy like this talent on the book FEKER ESK MEKABER::::THANKS

Dec 28, 2003 at 07:38:51 Sora Abebe (sora_22003@yahoo.com)
Ik vond het heel jammer dat Dr. Haddis Alemayehu is overleden. Ik wens al zijn dierbaren en familie heel veel sterkte toe.

Dec 28, 2003 at 15:24:48 D. Aschnaki (daschnaki@hotmail.com)
WHAT A GREAT LOSS FOR THE ENTIRE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY HIS AMAZING WRITING ABILITY. DR. HADDIS, YOU HAVE CONTRIBUTED A GREAT DEAL TO OUR BELOVED COUNTRY AND YOUR FAMILY SHOULD BE PROUD, AS WE ALL ARE PROUD OF YOUR AMAZING WRITING SKILLS FOR A VERY LONG TIME. IN ADDITION TO YOUR CONTRIBUTION IN THE FIELD OF LITERATURE, YOU HAVE SERVED YOUR COUNTRY IN MANY WAYS. ONE DAY, WE MAY BE ABLE TO SEE YOUR BOOKS ON BIG SCREEN AND MOTIVATE YOUNG WRITERS TO DO EVEN MORE. I REALLY WOULD LOVE TO SEE HADDIS ALEMAYEHUS BOOKCLUB TO BE ESTABILISHED IN HIS NAME IN REMEMBRING HIS TREMENDOUS CONTRIBUTION TO ETHIOPIAN LITERATURE.::::FINALLY, THANK YOU DR. FOR SHINING THE LIGHT OF TRUTH, HOPE AND LOVE TO OTHERS. ::::DENEKE ::

Dec 29, 2003 at 01:19:56 Gezu Melaku (Melakug@aol.com)
Winston Churchill said it best;We make a living by what we get,we make a life by what we give. Dr.Haddis made a life and he was a man of integrity. Integrity is what you have when no one else is looking.:: I also encourage every Ethiopian to emulate Dr. Haddis's commitment to make a life not a living, to give rather than to receive.:: I want his family to know that I share in their loss and respect their father's and brother's contribution to our lives.:: Rest in peace

Dec 29, 2003 at 07:13:10 Haimanot (meten16@yahoo.com)
A great man has gone forever from earth. I want to express my condolence to the family of Dr. Haddis Alemayehu. May the Lord rest his Soul in the place of the blessed saints.::::Haimanot

Dec 29, 2003 at 09:21:38 Teshome Yehualaeshet (teyehual@tuskegee.edu)
You are a generation symbol for the Ethiopian Culture and Litrature. ::I want to express my codolence.

Dec 29, 2003 at 09:22:01 Teshome Yehualaeshet (teyehual@tuskegee.edu)
You are a generation symbol for the Ethiopian Culture and Litrature. ::I want to express my condolence.

Dec 29, 2003 at 13:12:20 Addis
Thanks for the person who prepared this site. Ethiopia loast a great person Dr H.Alemayehu

Dec 29, 2003 at 15:32:48 Yared Jebessa (yared@gmx.net)
What a loss!! Fiker Eske Mekaber was my first novel in Amharic. Though I read the book some 20 years ago, I still remember the power of such phrases like:::::Kende melamun, Ayne medkemun Ayteh deferkegn.::Kebren Kekemahegn Heywotenem Mewsed alebeh.::::Fitawrari Meshesha le Dejach Asegahegn::::I could be mistaken. Generations thank Dr. Haddis for his contribution as a writer.::::

Dec 30, 2003 at 01:47:59 fasika (fasikates2005@yahoo.com)
I felt very sorry when I heard the death of the famous Ethiopian novilist.

Dec 30, 2003 at 14:06:08 Befekadu W/Gabriel (gabrielbw@hotmail.com)
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Dec 31, 2003 at 00:44:19 Fitsum (fitsum@mysite.ws)
He was and is a great writer. He has opend the eyes of many with his un-dying books.

Dec 31, 2003 at 02:07:50 Fitsum (jambok2002@freemail.et)
He was a person with purpose and a person who fullfilled his purpose. He gave knowledge to those who sought it. And finaly he is gone which saddens our hearts. But we have think about his courage and dedication, and learn from his life so that future generation may think of as the late Haddis. Gobez lesira Tenes!

Dec 31, 2003 at 05:42:34 wondwossen Belete (wondwossenbel@yahoo.com)
Dr Haddis Alemayehu will be remembered for many things. However, for me his non-comformist views reflected through the character Gudu Kassa are outstanding

Dec 31, 2003 at 06:16:24 Hailu Geletu (hgeletu@yahoo.com)
He made good things to his country, even if he passed away, well remember him by his great works. May God rest his soul in peace!

Dec 31, 2003 at 12:53:41 dereje abebe (abebe63@yahoo.com)
For me he was a man ahead of his time.His book Fiker eske mekabir was out standing story on the time of feudo-captalist system.Dereje abebe seyoum.

Jan 2, 2004 at 07:01:41 Alemayehu Mekonnen (alemayehuem@yahoo.com)
Ofcourse, Dr.Haddis detached from us but his works ever flame like a candle . Especially "Fikir Eske Mekabir" is his live work

Jan 2, 2004 at 07:07:21 Mekonnen Alemayehu (alemaye_ed@hotmail.com)
It is really a multiple sorrow to detach from this great man. Let the almighty put him on a heaven.I beg longer life for his successors.

Jan 2, 2004 at 07:07:24 Mekonnen Alemayehu (alemaye_ed@hotmail.com)
It is really a multiple sorrow to detach from this great man. Let the almighty put him on a heaven.I beg longer life for his successors.

Jan 2, 2004 at 07:07:34 Mekonnen Alemayehu (alemaye_ed@hotmail.com)
It is really a multiple sorrow to detach from this great man. Let the almighty put him on a heaven.I beg longer life for his successors.

Jan 2, 2004 at 07:07:40 Mekonnen Alemayehu (alemaye_ed@hotmail.com)
It is really a multiple sorrow to detach from this great man. Let the almighty put him on a heaven.I beg longer life for his successors.

Jan 2, 2004 at 07:07:48 Mekonnen Alemayehu (alemaye_ed@hotmail.com)
It is really a multiple sorrow to detach from this great man. Let the almighty put him on a heaven.I beg longer life for his successors.

Jan 2, 2004 at 07:10:18 Alemayehu Mekonnen (alemayehuem@yahoo.com)
Ofcourse, Dr.Haddis detached from us but his works ever flame like a candle . Especially "Fikir Eske Mekabir" is his live work

Jan 2, 2004 at 07:10:23 Mekonnen Alemayehu (alemaye_ed@hotmail.com)
It is really a multiple sorrow to detach from this great man. Let the almighty put him on a heaven.I beg longer life for his successors.

Jan 2, 2004 at 08:14:15 Hiwot (hiwot_woldeye2000@yahoo.com)
:: Betam ehen tereka selfelkut besede betelkulge betam dese yelgalg ke gondar new yemetefew

Jan 2, 2004 at 08:14:42 Hiwot (hiwot_woldeye2000@yahoo.com)
:: Betam ehen tereka selfelkut besede betelkulge betam dese yelgalg ke gondar new yemetefew

Jan 3, 2004 at 02:11:56 anegsom (anegsomk@yahoo.com)
what a great sorrow is this !!!ha, wooo i don't know what to say about him coz his outstanding works does n i just wanna recomend ppl of Ethiopia to keep his work as his own 1 n may GOD reast n peace to his soul

Jan 3, 2004 at 02:17:10 angesom (angesomk@yahoo.com)
what a great sorrow is this !!!ha, wooo i don't know what to say about him coz his outstanding works does n i just wanna recomend ppl of Ethiopia to keep his work as his own 1 n may GOD reast n peace to his soul

Jan 3, 2004 at 02:17:54 angesom (angesomk@yahoo.com)
what a great sorrow is this !!!ha, wooo i don't know what to say about him coz his outstanding works does n i just wanna recomend ppl of Ethiopia to keep his work as his own 1 n may GOD reast n peace to his soul

Jan 3, 2004 at 04:58:26 Alemneh Alaro (alemnehaa@yahoo.com)
It's been a big loss for his lovers and families! But nothing to regret about, cause he's already raised hundreds of children who've been writing under his shadow. May rest and peace be with his soul all the time.

Jan 3, 2004 at 06:14:23 wishy (mengestie@yahoo.com)
ethiopia has lost one of its great contributors. we all ethiopians missed THIS man. my god send meracy up on his soul::

Jan 3, 2004 at 20:22:21 Daniel (daniel2worlduse@yahoo.co.uk)
Mine is a bit different. I feel the loss as much as any considerate Ethiopian. But I can't deny that I found it so distressing to see that not one - even one - letter of condolence to Haddis Alemayehu was in correct English. He would cherish us (this generation) more if he could see that we write our ideas in clear and correct language, be it in English or Amharic, than seeing us praying at his grave. That was what he spent all his life struggling to achieve. And look at what his dreams ended up like. Bunch of Ethiopian youngsters who seem to grieve his death, and none of us able to write even one line of correct English. That would torment him in his grave, believe me. Let us PLEASE mind our language. Please!

Jan 4, 2004 at 00:57:14 Dr. Dan Abiye (Dan_aNASA@yahoo.com)
Greate hero!!!!Dr.Haddis Alemayehu was One of the best writers we have in Ethiopia its our landmark to all Ethiopians. I remember him When I was a child my dad read to us about"fiker eskemekabir" that was good memory as a child grown up in Addis. I'll never forget that moments. Dr. Haddis A. you're a hero to us. May Godbless you & your love one!!

Jan 4, 2004 at 02:55:29 nega dagnaw (negad@yahoo.com)
We lost a great Ethiopian WRITER.

Jan 4, 2004 at 21:23:03 Berhanu Assalif (berhanu_tsegaye@yahoo.com)
It is a tragic loss for all of us and our country! I can't describe the sadness I felt when I heard the death of well-known writer, patriot, diplomat, Dr. Haddis Alemayehu. It is really hard to summarize his entire work in few words here. Just, he is an irreplaceable man. Although, he died physically, his outstanding work will stay forever. God rest his soul in peace. ::Seattle, USA

Jan 5, 2004 at 06:47:04 Tut garang (tut_gatwech@yahoo.com)
may almighty God rest his soul quite in the grave, and we will remember him forever as his works contribute a lot to Ethiopian community,I,m personally a southern sudanes refugees who has live his life in ethiopia and today living in Europe. i love Ethiopia because i have grow up there and gone to secondary school in Akaki mission.

Jan 5, 2004 at 06:47:50 Tut garang (tut_gatwech@yahoo.com)
may almighty God rest his soul quite in the grave, and we will remember him forever as his works contribute a lot to Ethiopian community,I,m personally a southern sudanes refugees who has live his life in ethiopia and today living in Europe. i love Ethiopia because i have grow up there and gone to secondary school in Akaki mission.

Jan 5, 2004 at 06:48:14 Tut garang (tut_gatwech@yahoo.com)
may almighty God rest his soul quite in the grave, and we will remember him forever as his works contribute a lot to Ethiopian community,I,m personally a southern sudanes refugees who has live his life in ethiopia and today living in Europe. i love Ethiopia because i have grow up there and gone to secondary school in Akaki mission.

Jan 5, 2004 at 06:48:15 Tut garang (tut_gatwech@yahoo.com)
may almighty God rest his soul quite in the grave, and we will remember him forever as his works contribute a lot to Ethiopian community,I,m personally a southern sudanes refugees who has live his life in ethiopia and today living in Europe. i love Ethiopia because i have grow up there and gone to secondary school in Akaki mission.

Jan 5, 2004 at 08:08:22 Ahmed (ahmed@aol.com)
Dr.Haddis Alemayehu you were our hero and we miss you a lot than any one in Ethiopia.::Dr. Hddis Almayehu was the best stoty teller and a historyan who left his books for as a reference for the future genaration. ::Let us built the largest liybary on his name to honor him and his great work.::Bezabih, Seblwengal, Demekechi,Beshah and others will morn with us.

Jan 5, 2004 at 08:58:36 Georgis Alene (mechu@yahoo.com)
Sorry!!!!We lost him!!

Jan 5, 2004 at 18:38:22 Dr. Bamlak (belebami@yahoo.com)
Dr. Haddis Alemayehu was a very smart, sympathetic, and matchless man. I felt such a harsh agony when I heard that he passed away. His fascinating work will be remembered always and forever. He will be greatly missed! May God rest his soul in paradise!::

Jan 6, 2004 at 01:10:37 Zelealem Mammo J. (Zelu_7@yahoo.com)
He is not dead; he leaves in the realm of the Ethiopian intellectual mind.::::Zelealem M.J. ::AAU Technology Faculty::Electrical and Computer Engineering Department::Graduating class Student::

Jan 6, 2004 at 15:20:53 Tsion Firew. (ethiozio@uga.edu)
He has affected the life of his readers through his books.What a great man God has given us.Let the love, protection and guidance of God be with him.

Jan 6, 2004 at 17:28:16 Y------H (ethiolove_01@yahoo.cm)
Peace be up on him. His hard work and devotion to our country and people will remain in the hearts of all Ethiopians from generation to generation. ::May God rest your soul in peace

Jan 6, 2004 at 19:15:32 Fesseha Atlaw (fatlaw@att.net)
May the Lord comfort his family... Dr. Haddis Alemayehu was an inspiration to me and to many Ethiopians who have the passion about Ethiopia and its culture and history. He will be missed, but his work will continue to be an inspiration for generations... Fesseha Atlaw, California::

Jan 6, 2004 at 22:30:52 Tilahun Mekonnen (tilahun_haik@yahoo.com)
What a great loss to the nation and to his ::family and friends! May God rest his soul in::peace. ::::::::

Jan 6, 2004 at 22:32:01 Tilahun Mekonnen (tilahun_haik@yahoo.com)
What a great loss to the nation and to his ::family and friends! May God rest his soul in::peace. ::::::::

Jan 8, 2004 at 03:03:13 dawit mamo (dawitmamo@freemail.et)
we are lost one of the great person. we are remember you all the time.may god lay his soul in the bossom of Abraham,isaq and jacob. may god console his family.

Jan 8, 2004 at 03:03:51 dawit mamo (dawitmamo@freemail.et)
we are lost one of the great person. we are remember you all the time.may god lay his soul in the bossom of Abraham,isaq and jacob. may god console his family.

Jan 8, 2004 at 03:03:55 dawit mamo (dawitmamo@freemail.et)
we are lost one of the great person. we are remember you all the time.may god lay his soul in the bossom of Abraham,isaq and jacob. may god console his family.


   

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Haddis Alemayehu is dead

He will be specially remembered for his book FIKIR ISKEMEQABIR in which he exposed the arrogance and inhuman nature of feudalism to its bone. Coming from a man born in the north (Gojam) the book is a unique contribution unlike the usual rhetoric of praise that we used to hear from his contemporaries.

May his soul rest in peace!!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Selam,

Could you please tell the source of this news. Is it Family, Friends a news organization, etc. Thank You!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Haddis Alemayehu is Dead Reply with quote

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Haddis Alemayehu is dead

He will be specially remembered for his book FIKIR ISKEMEQABIR in which he exposed the arrogance and inhuman nature of feudalism to its bone. Coming from a man born in the north (Gojam) the book is a unique contribution unlike the usual rhetoric of praise that we used to hear from his contemporaries.

May his soul rest in peace!!!!!


i my self read the book when i was a 9 grade student. we need such figure from south, is that not? i suppose. Had Haddis Alemayehu supported the feudals because of many of them had Amhara blood? Not at all. this is how Ethiopian nationalism had boiled right from 0 OC, just by standing for the equality of all and exposing the bad human nature. It is also the essence of Ethiopian nationalsim vis-a-vis to ethinic identity. To that extent, we in the south, we do not need tribal nationals liquidficated with hate and focus only to talk about the 'bad' nature of others, while we ourselves are more nonsense and are not clean than we expect from from others. So as to shape our future we need to be fair, sensetive and reasonable like Haddis Alemayehu was!
May the soul of this great Ethiopian rest in peace!

Now back to you!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

News,

The source is VOA Amharic service. By the way the VOA long time journalist Yohanes Haile Iyesus has also succumbed to a sudden heart attack.

May his soul also rest in peace !

Hankamo,

What you have said about Hadis is a coorrect remark. There were few individuals who have seen the problems in the country at a good time and in a critical way. Hadis Alemayehu was one of them. People like him and Takele wolde Hawariat were the inspirations of the GENERATION that paid the dearest and the ultimate price of love to the people of Ethiopia.

That generation has perfectly diagnosed the countries illness. Feudalism, National opperation, and Class operation they said are the source of our backwardness and the front line enemies to be tackkled.

Though they succeded in dismantling feudalism the national question remains to be a paramount obstacle to the future of the country.

We have no choice but to acknowledge the problem and to find a political system as a solution in which every body is accommodated as equal citizen.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a great loss indeed icon_sad.gif
We Will always remeber him and thank him for giving us FiQir- eske- Meqabir one of the best Amharic novels i can boldly say. He is a true legend.
May he rest in peace.
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Awash, Hankamo and QoQ You are absolutely right.

Haddis Alemayehu was One of the great visionaries of the time. His wonderfully written Fikir Eske Mekabir is perhaps the only one which captured Feudalism and its peculiarities in Ethiopia in its raw form. It has one of the rarest qualities to make you laugh with the absurdities of the system and make you angry to the core with the injustice of it at the same time. It was revolutionary and even forewarned of the calamities that would come about if this corrosive system of brickworks whereby the peasant is at the base of it does not change soon. It is a shame that warning of yester years is not heeded and we are at the mess we are in now.

It is indeed a great loss.
 
   




 

He was one of the great minds born a head of their time. He indeed lived life to the fullest with clean conscience. Some writers of those generation are indeed very bright and amazing.

I personally love reading old books such as the one mentioned. There are many brave writers like him. One such writer, whose name I do not remember exactly wrote a book by the title "Alwoledim"; story about infant refusing to come to this unjust world of ours, aka, Ethiopia, from his mothers woumb.

May God bless his soul and that of hislikes.
 
   
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Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:01 am    Post subject:  

Hey Dhuga

the author of Alweldem is Abie Gobegna... not really sure how to spell his name.. :)
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Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah! Sancho you are right. Thank you for the reminder.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our country has lost a great genius of litrary works. No one has so far written a book in par excellence of "Fiker Eske Mekaber". A great reflection of subjugation, resistance, innocence, honor and love in feudal Ethiopia. A legacy that has still trapped us in so many ways.

In recognition of H.E Ato Haddis Alemayehu's contribution to the development of literature in Ethiopia there is probably one way by which we can continue his presence i.e to write down his biography.

My heart felt condolences to to his family and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

As customary tradition dictates let me say few "Engurguro" verses to the great man.



Yesemaye yemeder balebet
Yegenge ayedelem kante bet

Semayen yahel dagete
Mekabern Yahele kuluklete
Endia sendekem sentakete

Kezia lay yalech shekela seri
Deha nat alu tome adari
man astemarat
Gella afer mehonune

Gella afer hone gella afere
Ende tesera Ayekere
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Taftogne endalebelaw yemererew belehegne
Menew besega mot chemerehe seteghegne



I apologize for my ignorance in using the amharic font.
God bless you!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Selam!

Gorawna wrote:
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"You may heard by now, if you did not, one of the Ethiopian best writer (author ) Dr. Hadis Alemayehu passed away few days ago.

Dr. Hadis is best known for his novel Fikir Eske Mekabir (Love of Death).

If you want to express your feelings we've developed an on-line condolences form at www.ethiotrans.com/hadis

We are planning to collect all the messages and give them to Dr. Hadis Families"


I think it belongs here.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:37 pm    Post subject: haddis alemayehu is dead Reply with quote

I have just learned about the final rest of haddis alemayehu.I felt realy sad and my heart went to his family.
As most fellow ethiopians have mentioned ,ato haddis has been
always remembered by his well known book fikir iska mekabir .That book was truly inspired many ethiopians from diverse ethnic and religious back ground, it was his legacy to all ethiopians and a valuable asset to Ethiopia.
I also want not to pass this oppotunity without remind my readers
that once ato haddis had turned down colonel mengistu h/mariam's offer
to high rank postion (prime ministerial post) and chose his retirement to live as ordinary citizen some where in gojam, because simply he was a man of integrity with clear conscience, never became an opportunist and allied him self with those ignorant butchers.He had always lived and side with people as he was able to reach to their minds and hearts by his book.
He was a great citizen of ethiopia
may his soul rest in peace.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:54 pm    Post subject: my condolences Reply with quote

I was sorry to learn of Dr. Haddis Alemayehus death, and I want to express my sympathy to his family.
Dr. Haddis masterpiece FiQir Iske MeQabir is the first book I read and liked since my younger age. Like his book Dr. Haddis is and will always be remembered.
Dr. Haddis was a remarkable man, and he made a difference in the lives of many people in his country by giving his literary works.
May he rest in peace and may God comfort his family in their time of sorrow.
 
   
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Family Members Handover Haddis Alemyehu's awards of Honor, personal Belongings to IES

 

Addis Ababa, December 12,2003 (WIC)- The Families of the late renowned Author and diplomat Haddis Alemayehu have delivered various awards the writer had acquired from different countries in recognition of his great contribution to the country in literature and diplomatic fields to the Addis Ababa University, Institute of Ethiopian studies.

At the handling over ceremony held today at the institute, members of the writer's family have granted medals, certificates, and personal belongings of Haddis Alemayehu.

The twenty items of grants handed over to the institute include among others Ethiopian Honor of star cordon, grand cross of Royal Victorian Order by Queen Elizabeth the 2nd, Flag of Yugoslavian Cordon and Grand Officer  Plaque and Romanian first level medal, among others.

The Families have also handed over the Author's personal watch and the writer's own copy of the second edition of his master piece, ''Fikir Eskeneka bir'' / Love until crave/ to the institute.

Speaking at the handing  over ceremony, the family members noted that apart form their value as heritages the deliveries they made would remain the living evidences of his priceless contribution  to the country.

Dr. Getachew Kassa, Acting Director of the institute said on his part that the various awards of the Author granted to the institute symbolize the progressive and reformist thought of the writer and the recognition of his work at the international level.

The grants are of paramount importance in their heritage value and would serve as exemplary for similar initiatives to be made, Dr. Getachew added