Ethiopians invented boxing, hockey and polo; also, soccer. Fair play and virtuosity complement one another in the land of stars.
The Lalibela rock-hewn monasteries are unique because King Lalibela built them from the top down. They are the only structures in the world to have been constructed in this way.
One Ethiopian staple food is shiro. Naturally processed, it is vegetarian and made with beans and spice. The powdered mixture is a rich yellow. Cooked, it is a smooth, curry paste.
At the end of 2020, mercenaries massacred 103 Amhara farmers in Metekel. People were asleep.
More than 103 TPLF-made mass graves were discovered. They sprayed corpses with, ‘A GIFT FROM THE WEST,’ and, ‘NO MORE AMHARA’. European NGOs and TV news never reported this.
We kept the white maggot of a fly called qmburs. It reached 3 centimetres and pupated for 25 years. As it aged, it shrank and produced more silk. Qmburs wove a silk case around a shell. When it got too large, the case would stifle it and the maggot moved out. My grandmother transferred it while still inside its shell to a new home. This was usually the underside of an old bamboo coffee table. The maggot adhered to the surface with a glue-like substance and produced more silk: 3 x 600-millimetre-square harvests per year, thick and frothy. I scrounged bamboo-coffee tables. Mama kissed my forehead: a rare gift.
Those who try to destroy the planet have destroyed Orit Yehuda and other Ethiopians in a manifestation of total racism.
‘Do not abuse the environment. When your flesh changes into soil, your spirit will remain on earth. Leave behind a comfortable home for it.’
Yerada lij are everywhere. They perform any work and are male or female. Ethiopia is one: she has always given asylum to refugees.
This marvellous ancient engineering work that is the Lalibela monasteries is vital to future engineering developments.