EthiopianStory A 1951 photo of Ethiopian Airlines Douglas C-47 Skytrain carrying domestic passengers. #Ethiopia http://t.co/yXHFpvT1Hd
EthiopianStory A 1917 photo of a procession to the palace in #AddisAbaba during the coronation of #Ethiopia's #EmpressZewditu http://t.co/yitvR3hOOv
EthiopianStory Airborne Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 featuring the original logo of the airliner, photographed in 1980 #Ethiopia http://t.co/MF3NFtEvUf
EthiopianStory 24 Oct1964: Medal ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics marathon - #Ethiopia 1st, Britain & Japan 2nd and 3rd #AbebeBikilla http://t.co/4ZI1uk93xV
EthiopianStory @seph_ents He first won the Rome Olympics marathon in 1960 running barefoot, and the second win was in 1964 in Tokyo.

Dr. Kebede Michael

 

Kebede Michael

Dr. Kebede Michael was one of the great thinkers in the field of education and literature in Ethiopia. He wrote a total of 26 books including a wide range of translations from various languages. From 1940 to 1970, he wrote Amharic school textbooks in which he provided generations of Ethiopian students with literature filled with knowledge and information about a wide range of issues and disciplines. His writings are in both prose and poetry and his poems follow rhyming and writing styles of his own.

 

He translated, among many others, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth of William Shakespeare. Kebede Michael’s literary works reflect on the many shades of character and behaviour of the Ethiopian society. The contents of many of his books are on history, education, development, philosophy, religion, science and so on.

 

He worked as an inspector in the Ministry of Education, as Deputy Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1942), as Director of the National Library (1944), Director-General of the Ministry of Education, and as a Cabinet Minister in the Imperial Palace. He was a regular Ethiopian delegate to many international conferences at the United Nations in New York. He received the first Prize for Literature from the late Emperor Haileselassie. He also received awards from the governments of France, Germany, Italy, USSR and Mexico. In 1990, he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Addis Ababa University for his unparalleled excellence in literature as well as for inspiring generations of Ethiopian authors and writers.

 

Dr. Kebede Michael died on 12 November 1998 at the age of 82. No other Ethiopian in the country’s history so far has been able to write as extensively on a wide variety of disciplines as did Kebede Michael. His contributions are enormous to the development of education and literature in Ethiopia.




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# Daniel 2013-12-28 04:58
I AGREE!
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