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Haddis, Alemayyehu (1909–2003),  

Source:
Dictionary of African Biography
Author(s):
reidulf k. molvaerreidulf k. molvaer

Ethiopian politician and author, was born to Alemayyehu Selomon, a priest in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and Desta Alemu, the daughter of a priest, in a small village not far from Debre Marqos, the main town of Gojjam province in Western Ethiopia. He was first sent to a church-run school from the age of six to fifteen, and besides learning to read and write became good at singing church chants (... ...

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