Harari is Alive
By: Henok Elias
Harari is one of Ethiopia’s 87 languages. Here you get to hear Ms. Enas Adose. She alertly preserves this Afro-Asiatic tongue by sticky glueing 5 minutes of it to the digital realm – in which all things are aere perennius. Note what she has to say regarding languages in segregated linguistic communities versus languages living with their sisters and brothers. It is a classic… nay an ancient tale, yet one you can easily relate to, of differences betwixt the motherland and the diaspora. As your ever-rejoicing and ever-grinning griot, I have the self-imposed mandate to digitally yell “woe to you all”, if you do not heed my word by imaging Ms. Enas Adose. Learn your language. Share.