Deliverance: A Tale of Colliding Passions and the Muse of Forgiveness — Prof. Bereket Habte Selassie’s historical novel

6 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The news late this Saturday afternoon from the TPLF side, according to HornAffairs, is:

There is nothing in the official news in Ethiopia or in the social media. However, this does not mean I am dismissing what the TPLF source such as the above is reporting.

On the other hand, nonetheless, the Eritrean Prof Bereket Habte Selassie was interviewed on SBS this Saturday; Bereket optimistically is speaking about the need for peace between TPLF and EPLF. He seems certain this is possible, as peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Whether that would bring real peace in Ethiopia for Ethiopians is a debatable question. The ethnic minority TPLF regime is unlikely to value peace, the wellbeing of people and human dignity. The question of reconciliation would remain for sometime illusive for the TPLF is more preoccupied with power and wealth.

Ethiopians also would be hard to convince to trust anything the regime would attempt. However, peace, collaboration and eventually a federally constituted confederation between the two countries down the road would be a necessity.

As for me, I have found Prof. Bereket’s idea interesting in the sense of the earliest attorney general of the imperial government, later a TPLF fighter should now become a warrior for such peace and unity.

The SBS interview is initiated by the publication of Deliverance: A Tale of Colliding Passions and the Muse of Forgiveness, published in 2016.

While I have not read the book yet, his efforts sound interesting to me as a citizen, a person who loves Ethiopia without any reservation and as a father.

I look forward to leafing through it soon.

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