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MINTESINOT MAMMO

Featured Poem:

Yetwledoch Muget

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The poem appears to be a debate between the haves and have not’s. An older man who is well off seems to be disgusted at a younger man who is poor. The old man insists that the younger continues to be poor because of his laziness and recklessness, the younger is blaming the wealthy for his state because although they control the majority of wealth and have left the youth to scramble. The poet fuses contemporary metaphors and similes with very strong local proverbs to capture the argument between two stubborn people who will not see the other’s perspective.

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  • Amazement (4)
  • Pride (1)
  • Optimism (1)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (1)
  • Inspiration (2)
  • Reflection (1)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (1)
  • Sadness (2)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

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Biography

MINTESINOT MAMMO WAS BORN IN A SMALL YET BEAUTIFUL TOWN DEBRE IN ETHIOPIA. HE ATTENDED DILLA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, AND STUDIED BUILDING CONSTRACTION, PHYSICS, ACCOUNTING & FINANCE. HE IS CURRENTLY WORKING AS ADMINSTRATION AND FINANCE HEAD IN ONE OF THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS AT ADDIS.

MINTESINOT MAMMO

Biography

MINTESINOT MAMMO WAS BORN IN A SMALL YET BEAUTIFUL TOWN DEBRE IN ETHIOPIA. HE ATTENDED DILLA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, AND STUDIED BUILDING CONSTRACTION, PHYSICS, ACCOUNTING & FINANCE. HE IS CURRENTLY WORKING AS ADMINSTRATION AND FINANCE HEAD IN ONE OF THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS AT ADDIS.

Featured Poem:

Yetwledoch Muget

Enlarge poem

The poem appears to be a debate between the haves and have not’s. An older man who is well off seems to be disgusted at a younger man who is poor. The old man insists that the younger continues to be poor because of his laziness and recklessness, the younger is blaming the wealthy for his state because although they control the majority of wealth and have left the youth to scramble. The poet fuses contemporary metaphors and similes with very strong local proverbs to capture the argument between two stubborn people who will not see the other’s perspective.

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (4)
  • Pride (1)
  • Optimism (1)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (1)
  • Inspiration (2)
  • Reflection (1)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (1)
  • Sadness (2)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

Comments

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