is not much I can say about myself except that I am
very grateful to God and to many individuals. I am grateful
to members of my family, to my friends and mentors,
and to a number of people from whose wisdom I learn
priceless lessons each day. I especially would like
to single out and thank three individuals who played
significant roles in the preparation of my book: Professor
Getatchew Haile, the prominent Ethiopian scholar; Artist
Alemtsehay Wodajo, the outstanding stage actress and
poet; and the brilliant Amha Asfaw, “the hidden
Ethiopian gem at Missouri State University”.
The highly-revered Professor Getatchew Haile edited and wrote the
for Fetena while Amha Asfaw, the multi-talented scholar and poet, prepared
it for publication.