Haddis Alemayehu

Politician, Author

1910 – 2003

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Who was Haddis Alemayehu?

Haddis Alemayehu, also transliterated Hadis Alamayahu, was a Foreign Minister and novelist from Ethiopia. His Amharic novel Fəqər əskä Mäqabər is considered a classic of modern Ethiopian literature.

He was born in the Endor Kidane Miheret section of the city of Debre Marqos, the son of an Orthodox priest, Abba Alemayehu Solomon. As a boy, he began his education within the system of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, studying at the monasteries of Debre Elias, Debre Werq, and Dima. Later, he moved to Addis Ababa where he enrolled at the Swedish Mission and later at the Tafari Makonnen School for further education of the secular sort. He was eventually awarded an honorary doctorate by Addis Ababa University.

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Born
Oct 15, 1910
Debre Marqos
Nationality
  • Ethiopia
Profession
Died
Dec 6, 2003

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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