According to history, it was said that she brought a procession of gifts for King Solomon. Her tale has undergone broad teachings and has become the subject of one of the most widespread legends that ever lived. Queen of Sheba, who is also known as Bilquis and Bilikisun, was identified as one of the few women who found a place in old wives tales and history texts. Perhaps she was the most prominent biblical legends.
You follow the news, any you can get, avidly. You look for people who have just been there. You find Ethiopians on the outside, or they find you.
You wait for any chance to go back. Since my return to Colorado USAto school, to work, I have thought about Ethiopia every single day, without exception. Like Maria, I have been known to walk up to complete strangers, be they students, hotel staff, airport employees, drivers, the guy at the local sandwich shop, and greet them in Amharic.
The usual response is a great big smile, and who has a better smile than an Ethiopian? In some instances, we have become great friends, but in all cases our days have become brighter as we share a common bond, one that goes beyond words, a sense of fellowship and shared memories.
It was during the later visits that I met the publisher of the Ethiopia Observer and we became friends and colleagues.
As Dean of the Library at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, I was able to take the opportunity to meld my profession and my passion into one: Each time I returned to Ethiopia I felt like I was returning home.
Over the years, many Ethiopians have immigrated to Denver, where I live and work. I remember when the first restaurant opened and I was able to introduce my young sons to the joy of Ethiopian food and eating with their hands. Now there are scores of Ethiopian restaurants that line Colfax Blvd.
Twenty-two years ago, Denver Sister Cities formed a twinning with Axum and a few years back, nearby Aurora, Colorado partnered with Adama. Mayors of all four cities have had opportunities to travel to and from, encouraging tourism and economic development Which leads me to my most recent opportunity to travel to Ethiopia, this time to the historic city of Axum.
My eldest son, himself a Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines, was perusing the Fulbright site and noted that the University of Mekelle was actively seeking scholars in a variety of areas, including Information Science.
Although my time in Mekelle years was fulfilling, I investigated options in nearby Axum, the site of the Axumite Heritage Foundation Library, a community library that was undergoing a significant building project.
While I was on sabbatical in Mekelle years earlier, I met Dr. He and I kept in touch and I followed the progress of the Foundation Library. Each time I was in Ethiopia in the interim, I took the opportunity to visit Axum and the library.
Long story short, I applied for and received the award and became a Fulbright Scholar and was assigned to my choice of the University of Aksum. Three of my colleagues were placed at institutions in Addis Ababa and three in Gondar.
I was the sole Fulbright assigned to Axum, and I was quite comfortable with that arrangement. The only other American in the community was a Peace Corps Volunteer who had extended for a third year.
He like I chose to live within the community and not be part of a large ex-pat circle isolated from the day-to-day life of the country.
For ten months I split my time between the university and the Foundation Library, one almost being the extension of the other.
I investigated open access journals, set up a computer lab, cataloged books, advised on library operations and collections, and was part of a team that saw the grounds of the library transform. In Adama presenting on the African Storybook project May 13, But more importantly, I became part of the community.
Staff at the hotel where I was staying frequently remarked that we were family.ODE TO ETHIOPIA. O Mother Race!
to thee I bring This pledge of faith unwavering, This tribute to thy glory. I know the pangs which thou didst feel. DILLO, Ethiopia - “Just breathe,” I tell myself as I slowly shuffle up the dusty gravel path.
“One breath with each step.” I have a muddy yellow plastic can strapped to my back.
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