Monday, July 3, 2017

Mengis Samuel - an Eritrean Engineer on "The Nurenebi File"

"From the triple perspective of three generations of leading participants, sensitive and reflective writer, Tesfaye Gebreab has brought alive - as not many authors - the chaos and carnage, heroism and comradeship, flawed idealism and sheer endurance of the Eritrean people of the last 100 years. 

(MaP: Horn Of Africa Italian Colony 1936-1941)
The stories portrayed in this book are stories of hardship, and endurance, bravery and cruelty probably unequal in the annals of the 19th and 20th century. 

Society under pressure of existence; but if weaknesses, and even absurdities are revealed so are the strength that enabled the Eritrean people to survive the subsequent terrible occupiers of the last two centuries. And at last culminated into a formidable armed resistance that defined and secured its own nation."

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