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Prof. Mesfin recounts time in prison

Here is an extract from Professor Mesfin Wolde-Mariam’s newly published book, Agetuni (Detained).Part memoir, part history, the book provides first hand account of events leading up to the 2005 election and its aftermath.

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  1. tutu
    April 20, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Thanks. I’m happy to get this info from your blog. I can’t wait to read the whole book.

  2. llpol
    April 20, 2010 at 9:52 am

    when he speaks, we listen and when he writes, we read.

    long live the professor!
    long live the truth!

  3. lammi
    April 22, 2010 at 11:01 am

    i think the book seems well written. but the old professor seems deteriorating in his thinking ability, particularly in his recent moves. I do not see any wrong in UDJ joining other opposition groups. the professor seems still in the era of solomonic dynasty that i was taught as ever lasting. our professor, please think as professional of 21 first century rather than that of the 14 th century europe or 17 century Abyssinia.

  4. Gorade
    April 22, 2010 at 8:43 pm


    UDJ has unlawfully become the sole property of seeye. A man who is not a founding member of the party. It was done through backroom deals between Seeye and Engineer Gizachew, the most hated hodam businessman in Ethiopia. Professor Mesfin Woldemariam is courageous in bringing back UDJ from its snatchers.

  5. April 26, 2010 at 2:52 am

    I used to respect the good old Prof. but not anymore. In my opinion he is becoming attention and power hungry old man. It is very sad to see him acting irresponsibly and losing respect from so many people. In his old age he should be consensuses seeker not the other way around.

  6. Tariku
    April 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    prof mesfin used to be great thinker, until now. he has failed CUD and UDJ and became tool of meles zenawi. it is sad to see him this low and being used to divide UDJ and Medrek. he should retire soon

  7. Aymro
    April 30, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Wonderful! Even the title is poetic. We are all your students and certain to learn a lot.

    And also the good Professor has been a fighter all hs life. Whether one likes his politics or not you have got to hand that to him.

    Why should a life long fighter leave the historical stage as a reconciler? Bravo Professor! Many happy returns.

  8. Getachew
    April 30, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Prof. Mesfin is a great Ethiopian, and a true hero.

  9. ayalew
    April 30, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Those who live in the foreign land .. how come they dare to judge the process of Ethiopian politics? reading it from internet and to live in it is like earth and sky …

    Prof. is a respected individual and he will be remembered like that forever.

  10. May 1, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    The extract reads like one yetenzaza “simota”. Not too hard to imagine how this books ends, huh? :-). If the title hasn’t given it away already malete newu. Personally, I won’t touch it with a barge pole “bikefelegnim”, not for world peace, not to save my mother. It’s good to see posts like this on your blog though, Arefe. Very refreshing. Very informative.


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