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Memorial for Empress Menen Asfaw’s Birth Day Written by Yared Gebre Michael 25 March (Maggabit 25 = April 3rd) 1950 E.C. Addis Ababa. Translated by Adane Wondie Gebru (Addis Ababa University)
To honor the coronation of Emperor Haile Sellassie I and Empress Menen of November 2, 1930, the following excerpt from the book “The Biography of Empress Menen, The Mother of the Ethiopian Nation” is offered here.
What a memorable day and night it was at the Nyabinghi Tabernacle Center in Shashemene when the community gathered to observe and Ilebrate the birth of Empress Menen on Thursday April 3rd 2014.
It turns out that a large portion of the original biography that I received from Abey Chanie was taken from a book published in 1950 (1958) to honor Empress Menen’s 67th birthday, which is now widely available on the Internet. This book was entitled Empress Menen, The Wife to His Imperial Majesty Haile Sellassie I, King of Kings of Ethiopia, Memorial for Empress Menen Asfaw’s Birthday.
“Empress Itegue Menen Asfaw was born in the year of Mercy 1883, 25 Megabit. 25 Megabit is April 3rd in western calendar.”
The Ethiopian World Federation Inc. – Education Committee presents: “The life & times of Her Imperial Majesty Empress Menen (Wolete Giorgis) (1891 – 1962)” – 118th Earthday Celebration
As Rastafari women, we should celebrate Empress Menen every day.
The Empress actually gave up her crown in contribution to the war effort, never leaving the side of the Emperor.