It was exactly one hundred years ago this week that a brilliant citizen was born in Ethiopia in the month of TiQimt. Haddis Alemayehu —a prolific writer, a patriot, a diplomat, and a statesman— was an extraordinary man of letters whose contributions to Ethiopian literature are simply monumental. Generations of Ethiopians have enjoyed his classic writings for decades. Indeed, his works shall remain masterpieces to admire and cherish for generations to come.
All Ethiopians are invited to attend a symposium organized to commemorate Haddis Alemayehu’s 100th birthday. Papers will be presented along with wonderful reminisces of people who had close associations with the legendary figure. The event will be held this Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The venue is Howard University Hospital (2041 Georgia Avenue NW Washington DC 20060) in the basement auditorium.
Please come and enjoy an afternoon of appreciation and enlightenment in honor of one of Ethiopia’s most fascinating literary figures, Kibur Ato Haddis Alemayehu. Let us all come to pay our respect and debt of gratitude to Haddis the Man, Haddis the Writer, Haddis the Legend, and, most importantly, Haddis the True Son of Ethiopia.