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Launches a Book in Tigre
Nov 19, 2007
In November, 16,
2007 Hidri Publishers launched a book ‘Emenini’ (Trust me) in Tigre
language that tells about the role of Eritrean women in the armed
struggle and the cultural challenges that faced them.
Written by Mr.
Mohammed Ali Ibrahim, the book narrates a story of a woman that joined
the freedom fighters after seeing atrocities committed by the
colonizers. In the fight for independence the woman was held captive and
at last escapes from the enemy and joins the freedom fighters again.
Mr. Mohammed Ali,
the author, said that we Eritrean have much unwritten histories. So we
do not have to wonder what to write about, we have just to look at our
Mr. Adem Ali
presented a short review of the book. He said that Tigre was first
written in the 19th century but, almost no book was written in the
language for the last 140 years (until 2005). “Mr. Mohammed’s initiative
is an encouraging step for developing the language,” he added.
He further said
that even though it has some problems in the flow of ideas and some
characters are lost in the middle without the reader knowing their
sufficient explanation. However, it has excellent usage of language and
gives graphic explanation of the places in the struggle.
The ceremony was
attended by people who have interest in the Tigre Language and invited
guests from different walks of life.