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Aster Gannoo: Pioneer Afaan Oromo Literature developer, teacher, writer and translator March 30, 2017

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Aster Gannoo, dubartii Oromoo bara 1894 keessa afaan Oromootin kitaaba barreessite

Aster Gannoo, dubartii Oromoo bara 1894 keessa afaan Oromootin kitaaba barreessite


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Hiibboo Afaan Oromoo December 28, 2016

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Hiibboo Afaan Oromoo


1• Ari’anii hin qaban utaalanii hin dhaaban (Gaaddidduu)
2• Soba dhugaa fakkaatu (Abjuu)
3• Abbaan bokkuu marmaratee rafe (Boqqoolloo)
4• Fannisan fannoo hin qabduu teesisan teesson hin qabdu (killee)
5• Guyyaa bakka feete ooltee galgala hanxaxiin cufatti (ija)
6• Funyaan qabdii furrii hin baafattu (Baaqelaa)
7• Hojii waaqaa mukti buuphaa buuse (Jirbii)
8• Bixxilleen lamaan tabbatti hirkatte (gurra)
9• Hoolaan gurraachi abbaan koo naaf qale dhiiga hin qabu (mixii)
10• Ilmoon haadha keessaa baatee haadha dhiitti (kibriitii)
11• Funyaan qabdii hin haxxifattu (Shumburaa)
12• Qamadii garaa jalaa bokkaan hin tuqu (Harma sa’aa)
13• Bakka qottiyyoo diimaan ciise margi hin margu (ibidda)
14• Osoon kolfuun gubadhe (Akaayii/Akaawwii)
15• Loon baay’ee keessaa kormaa tokko qofa (Addeessa)
16• Shaa jettii shanbaa jettii harkaan nan tuqin jettii (Doobbii)
17• Ilkaan hin qabduu dheedhii nyaachuu hin dadhabdu (Hindaaqqoo)
18• Osoo boossuu kofaltii osoo haatuu mar’atti (Majii)
19• Gabaabaa qalbii dheeraa (Hindaaqqoo)
20• Dheeraa qalbii gabaabaa (Farda)
21• Mana hin qabduu nyaata hin dhabdu (Tafkii)
22• Loon hin qabduu ni elmiti (Silmii)
23• Hamma majii geessii biyya waliin geessi (Aduu)
24• Bifaan gurraattii amalaan giiftii (Eelee)
25• Hin dhiqattu hin dibattu ni bareeddi (Hiddii)
26• Ganama argee guyyaa dhabe (Fiixensa)
27• Lafarra kaattii saree fakkaatti (Sardiidoo)
28• Jiraa du’aa baatu du’aa jiraa baatu (Fardaafi kooraa)
29• Yoo bahu mana ilaalaa yoo galu ala ilaala (Gaafa re’ee)
30• Ani asin kaa’ee maaltu achirra sikaa’e (dabaaqula)
31• Ani silaalaa ati waaqa ilaalta (eegee re’ee)
32• Arraba hin qabuu daaraafi awwaara arraaba (Qilleensa)
33• Yoo nyaatu ni fayyaa yoo dhugu ni du’a (ibidda)
34• Balbala cufattee sirbiti (ittoo)
35• Sangaa gurraachi bosona keessa deema (injiraan)
36• Baala fakkaataa waaqarra kaata (Billaacha)
37• Foon diimaa mataatti baata ofii hin nyaatu namaaf hin laatu (Lukkuu kormaa)
38• Jaarsa gabaabaa bareedaa kan afaan areedaa (Boqqolloo)
39• Adii dhalaa gurraacha horsiifata diimaa guddifata (Barbaree)
40• Haati lafa dhiittii ilmoon haadha dhiitti (Mooyyee fi bolotaa)
41• Ilmoon ni deemna ni deemna jettii haati ni teenya jettii (dhagaa daakuu)
42• Gabaa hin dhaqxuu dhadhaa hin dhabdu (Boraatii)
43• Ganama hiyyeessaa galgala dureessa (Mooraa loonii)
44• Godoo gamaa balballi ishee lama (Funyaan)
45• Ani lafan si kaa’e maaltu waaqa irra si baase (Bishingaa)
46• Asuma taa’ee walitti qabe (Yaada)
47• Abbaas hin fakkaatu haadhas hin fakkaatu (Gaangee)
48• Akka ayyaana keenyaa halaala irra teenya (Harma)
49• Yoo ergan ni fagaatti yoo waaman ni dhiyaatti (Bilbila)
50• Lafee hin qabuu ija hin dhabu (Biddeena)

51• Karaarra teessee qullubbii qollaati (Gufuu)

52• Asii fiigee gunbii diige (Hantuuta)
53• Afur taatee boolla tokkotti fincoofti (Mucha sa’aa)
54• Abbaa garbee iyyaa darbe (Waraabessa)
55• Isuma tumuu isumaan qabuu (Sibiila)
56• Akaayyii ishee hin nyaatanii gaaddisa ishee hin taa’ani (Xaafii)
57• Bifaan wal fakkaatti hojiidhaan wal caalti (Kanniisa)
58• Tokko ganama jibba Tokko gagala jibba Tokko ganna jibba (kan ganama jibbu nama liqiin irra jiru, kan galgala jibbu nama niitiin qoccoltu, kan ganna jibbu nama manni dhimmisu)
59• Fuuldura mootii teessee fincoofti (Jabanaa)
60• Bisingaa gaara irraa gadi jige (Eegee sa’aa)
61• Uleen abbaan koo naaf kenne hin cabduus hin dabduus (Maqaa)
62• Ani ergaan dhaqaa ati eessa dhaqxa (Gaaddidduu)
63• Luka Afur qaba garuu laga hin cee’u (Siree/teessoo)
64• Kaballaan dhahee Albaase (Gingilchaa)
65• Ooyiruu guddaa baaqelaa facaase (Waaqaf urjii)
66• Bakka saani gurraachi ka’e adiin ciise (Daaraa)
67• Sabbata aayyoo maree mareen dadhabe (Karaa)
68• Yoo loo’u akka bofaa, yoo taa’u akka dhagaa (Dabaaqulaa)
69• Wajjumaan nyaannaa maaf huqqata (Fal’aana)
70• Abbaan gabaabaan lafa jala fiiga (Maarashaa)
71• Gamaanis gaara gamanaanis gaara keessi fardaan magaala (Marqaa)
72• Calaq calaqqisee meetii sodaachise (Bakakkaa)
73• Muree muree manarra tuule (Citaa)
74• Jabbii jabbii hootu (Furriifi quba harkaa)
75• Sangaan gaafa dalgee bookkisaa gadi darbe (Xiyyaara)
76• Qotiyyoon abbaa kiyyaa eegee qaban malee hin qottu (Maqasii)
77• Sulula qal’oo araddaa bal’oo (Qoonqoo)
78• Ejersa jigoo bo’oo kanniisaa (Numa du’e)
79• Namichi daboo kadhatee warri daboo deebi’ee, inni achumatti hafe (Reeffa)
80• Ulee awwaalarraa bareeddeef hin muratan (Obboleettii)
81• Obboleettii gabaabduu qaqqabdee hin dhungattu (irree)
82• Boollatti galti yaa shurrubbaa ishee (Xaddee)
83• Mucaan koo shaalee shaalee gara waaqaatti ol erge (Gaagura)
84• Fayyaan du’aa dhalaa du’aan fayyaa dhala (Lukkuu,buuphaa,cuucii)
85• Balluxee fi qalluxeen wal qabattee wal huute (Qacceefi muka)
86• Karaan gibee naannoo naannoo (Gundoo)
87• Fardeen laga wancii mudhii qaqallatti (Goondoo)
88• Dukkanni gumbii guute (Nuugii)
89• Bishaan Buutu xabuluq hin jettuu daggala seentu shokok hin jettu (Lilmoo)
90• Osoon kaadhuun wanta adii gatee darbe (Hancufa)
91• Shaa jedhe hin dhangala’u (Eegee fardaa)
92• Afaan banatee nama ilaala (Hubboo)
93• Ulee gantuu mataan gadi jedhe (Ookkoo)
94• Bakkalcha fakkaatti lapheerra kaatti (Amartii)
95• Ni deemaa ni deemaa hin dhaabbatu (bishaan)
96• Yoo tuqan ni boo’a (Adaamii)
97• Hiriyoonni lamaan wal fakkaatuu waliin deemu (kophee)
98• Kophaa deemtii hin sodaattu (Biiftuu)
99• Ganama luka afur, guyyaa luka lama, galgala luka sadi (Daa’ima,Dargaggeessa,Jaarsa)
100• Ija waliin dhalattee osoo hin laalin duute (Biddeena)
101• Laga bu’een ulee qajeelaa dhabe (Lafee cinaachaa)
102• Guutan hin ulfaattu (yeroo/sa’aatii)
103• Hamma fudhattu gadhiisaa deemti (Tarkaanfii miilaa)
104• Yoo haadduun murtees godaannisa hin qabu (Bishaan)
105• Kan ol-deemu tasa kan gadi hin deebifamne (umurii)
106• Gamana taa’ee gamatti waraane (ija)
107• Aayyoo baruxeen karaatti duute (Qaanqee)
108• Kittaa buufattee waajjira seentee (Muuzii)
109• Ani anuma hin nyaadhuu hin dhugu (suuraa)
110• Hinuman si dhiqa maaf daalachoofta (Qodaa bukoo)
111• Obboon bulukkoo uffatee rafe (Dibaa abiddaa)
112• Ejersa dabe falli hin deebisu (Gaafa hoolaa)
113• Mataa filattee gabaa baate (Suufii)
114• Lafa keessaa lafa abaaramaa (Boolla)
115• Re’een maraatte abdola afuufti (Buufaa tumtuu)
116• Morma qabdi mataa hin qabdu (Buqqee)
117• Hibakka bookkise dallaatti si rakkise (Bubbee)
118• Ulee qal’oo qabatee farda sadi yaabbate (Distii/Marqaa)
119• Haati nama ilaalti ilmoon nama nyaatti (Rasaasa)
120• Ganama kaatee lafa arraabdi (Hartuu)
121• Dura Diigamee booda ijaarama (kaarra loonii)
122• Abbaan eeboo dhibbaa laga keessaa sirba (Meexxii)
123• Galgala faca’u galgala dhabamu (Urjii)
124• Gaaraa gugatee daaraa uffate (Qoraan)
125• Ollaa walii ta’anii wal hin argan (Ija)
126• Kan bu’ee hin banne kan hattuun hin hanne (Beekumsa)
127• Fardeen gamaa dhuftu luugamni hin deebisu (Hoqqisaa)
128• Burqaa gaaraa balballi saddeeti (Mucha/Harma saree)
129• Muka diimaa diimate jedhanii bira hin darban (Harbuu)
130• Akka bofaa loo’aa addunyaa hundaa mo’aa (Hirriiba)
131• Tokko ni deemna jedha, Tokko ni dhaabbanna jedha, Tokko ni teenya jedha (Bishaan, Muka, Dhagaa) 132• Hiddi isaa lafa lixee ijji isaa nama fixe (Qaaraa)
133• Ninyaata hin dhugu (Daana’oo)
134• Gaara guddaa jala re’een adiin cicciiste (ilkaan)
135• Bixxilleen aayyoo jilbarratti hin cabu (Missira)
136• Mana ijaaree karaa isaa wallaale (Tuulaa midhaanii)
137• Maree sirra taa’e (Gogaa)
138• Damee qabdii hin yaabbatamtu ija qabdii hin nyaatamtu (Hiddii)

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 5, bara 2015, magaalaa Finfinne, galma aadaa Oromoo keessatti – CD-iin kuusaa walaloolee waloo Lataa Qana’ii bakka uummatni hedduun argametti eebbifamee gabaa irra oole. Akka qopheessitoonni qophii kanaa jedhanitti, maanguddootaa jalqabee haga ijoollee xixiqqootti  uummatni hedduun, walaloolee Lataa jaallatanii fi dinqsiifatan argamanii jiran. Qophiileen bashannansiisan akka koomediilee gaggabaaboo fi walaloolee illee dhihaatanii jiran. Qindeessitoota qophichaa keessaa tokko ka ta’e – ogeessi Koomiyunikeeshinii, Obbo Gammadaa Olaanaa, uummatni hedduun galmicha keessatti walga’uuf kan baay’ee nu fayyade miidiyaa hawaasummaa keessumaa karaa Feesbuukii dhaamsawwanii fi beeksisawwan walitti daddabarsine, jedha. Waloo Lataa Qana’ii illee waa’ee waloolee isaa ennaa ibsu “walooleen kiyya jireenya hawaasaa yeroo ammaa argaa jirru irraa ka madde” jedha.

Sirna eebba walaloo Lataa Qana’ii Asagadii VOA Afaan Oromoo tuqaatii dhaggeeffadhaa:-

Meet Beekan Guluma Erena : Author of more than 29 Afaan Oromoo Books Dargaggoon waggaa 30 kitaabota Afaan Oromoo 29 barreessee, kitaabota 85 ol akkasumas barruulee adda addaa gulaaleera:BEEKAN GULUMMAA IRRANAA July 2, 2015

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Beekan Guluma Erena Short biography

By  Sabboontuu Inkoosaa,   gibetube.com

Beekan Guluma Erena was born in April 24, 1984 at West Oromia, East Wollega zone, in a district called Nunu Kumba. He was born in a very extended family. His father had three wives of which Beekan’s mother was the third. Finally, he had 16 children from those three wives. There were only few children that got educational opportunity. Most of them remained farmers.  Beekan faced many ups and downs of life due to the number of his brothers and sisters and unbalance of resource with the number of family households.11700626_458769627635233_5656259770064106142_o

Most of the time, his brothers and sisters had continues conflict on the issue of land. This made Beekan face great challenges until he joined Jimma University, Ethiopia for his BED degree. He even remembers that there was a time at which he was forced to drop his education because he couldn’t continue. He was educated without the support of his family.

When he was primary school student, he used to purchase commodities like coffee, salt, lemon and so on and bring them to the market from a distant area walking more than 30 kilo metres on his feet. The he sells the commodities and makes use of its benefit. He spend some years on street with homelessness.

After he joined University to attend higher education, somebody gave his a photo camera called “Yashka.” This was good opportunity for Beekan. Then he used the device for commercial purpose in the campus free times and this was the only financial source he had in the University.

Beekan was medium student at primary education level. Though he made sure that he had educational potential, the bad situation he lived in restricted his ability not to be released. Whatever his situation was, he firmly believed that the best tool to eradicate poverty is education.beeee

He had many memories of what he contributed for his society. To mention one, when he was grade 9 student, he made a tent whose width was only about 2 metres and began to teach uneducated people in his area. Because most of his students were farmers, the only conducive time for this activity was from 5:00 am to 6:30 am. He taught more than 78 people who never got the education opportunity to go to school. At last, 40 students could successfully be promoted to grade two. Now they are in the university. The local government that understand his innovative works supported him by providing him necessary materials like chalk and books. Finally, Mr. Guluma Erena—Beekan’s father—disallowed him not to teach people in his compound because he was afraid that the government may take the land from him and build school there. He got a certificate for this contribution. Finally, Beekan disappear from the area for the difficulties he face many times. Then after his mother passed away and he grown up without family.

Beekan had a dream to be lecturer when he was only grade 7. Fortunately, his childhood dream was realised and he became a lecturer in Ambo University, Ethiopia. Having taught for one years in Ambo University, he was sent to Addis Ababa University to pursue his second degree. He received his M. ED by Oromo language teaching and literature from there and got back to Ambo University. Based on his successful performance, the University after teaching three years sent him again to Addis Ababa for for his PhD education. He is one of the students from the department of Documentary Linguistics and Culture. He is conducting research on a title called ‘Documenting oral poetry and its semantic analysis.

Besides his teaching profession, he is also successful writer. He remembers that he used to write what was in his mind during his primary education. He wished to be a good writer and now he has realised that. Currently, he wrote and published 28 books in his mother tongue that is Oromo. He has been edited more than 60 books which also written in Afaan Oromo. His literary focus is politics, language skills and indigenous oral tradition.  His contribution in Oromo literature is bidirectional. First, he wrote many books and made it available for the Oromoo people. Second, he has motivated and supported hundreds of young people to write what is in their mind. As a result, many young people became good writers. Most of his books were published by businessmen and Beekan got no financial support from them. This is because of his financial limitation. Whatever it is, he is happy to give his books to business men because his attention is to help his people rather getting money.bekan

Finally, Beekan has received many trainings and certificates for his multidirectional contribution for his people in one way or another (see his CV attached). But due to his scholarship and cultural and literary activism, the leading political party in Ethiopia has placed him on a blacklist. The current Ethiopian government heavily censors Oromo writers from writing about the political circumstances of the Oromo people. He currently living under a lot of mental and emotional stress and worrying about his safety and life because of the threats he has been receiving from different individuals. These threats to his safety and life are hindering his Ph.D studies at Addis Ababa University. He cannot focus on his studies. He feel afraid and terrorized and he do not move around freely. Sometimes he   leave home and go home in a very timely manner out of fear that something will happen to him. Those who are threatening him believe that there is nothing he can do to defend himself from them, and so they continue to threaten. It is as if these men have been appointed official judges and have passed a death sentence on him, without any interrogative examination or involvement of the court. Currently, he is on writing ofNovels, short stories and reference books in Afan Oromo (his mother tongue).

all of his books are available at www.borofa.com. You can order them now.

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SEENAA JIREENYAA BARREESSAA BEEKAN GULUMMAA IRRANAA

Sabboontuu Inkoosaatiin,    gibetube.com

Hojii inni hamma ammaatti hojjete umurii isaa waliin wal hin simu. Dargaggoon waggaa 30 kitaabota Afaan Oromoo 29 barreessee, kitaabota 85 ol akkasumas barruulee adda addaa gulaaleera jechuun waan ulfaatuuf, namoonni yeroo hedduu akka waan inni jaarsa ta’eetti yaadu. Yeroo jalqabaaf yommuu isa argan wanti gaaffii namootatti ta’u umurii isaa kana waan ta’eef, “Ani dargaggoo akkanaa si hin seene!” isaan jedhu. Yeroo isaatti haalaan fayyadamuun beekama. Isaaf tokkoo tokkoon daqiiqaa sa’atii keessa jirtuu, tokko tokkoon sa’atii guyyaa keessa jirtuu, tokkoo tokkoon guyyaa torban keessa jirtuu, tokkoo tokkoon torban ji’a keessa jirtuu, tokkoo tokkoon ji’a waggaa keessa jirtuu hiika addaa qabdi. Nan boqodha jedhee hiriyyoota waliin taa’ee utuu bashannanuu hin argamu. Guyyaanis—isaaf—halkanis yeroo hojiiti. Hojiif ilaalcha adda ta’e qaba. Dadhabbii fi nuffa malee yeroo dheeraa taa’ee hojjechuun hojii ajaa’ibsiisaa hojjeteera. Ofii barreessuu isaa qofa miti wanti nama ajaa’ibu. Dhaloota qubee keessaa barreessitoota hedduutti hamilee taasisuun, jajjabeessuun, hojii isaanii harkaa fuudhee toora qabsiisuun, onnachiisuun hedduu isaanii kaaseera.bekan

Lixa Oromiyaa, Godina Wallagga Bahaa, aanaa Nuunnuu Qumbaatti maatii qonnaan bulaa irraa kan dhalate Beekan Gulummaa Irranaa, yeroo ijoollummaa isaa rakkoo gurguddaa dabarseera. Abbaan isaa obbo Gulummaa Irranaa dubartoota sadii qaba ture. Isaan keessaa harmeen Beekan sadaffaa yoo taatu, abbaa isaaf ijoollee lama (dhiira tokkoo fi shamara tokko qofa) deessee boqotte. Abbaan isaa garuu ammallee lubbuudhaan ni jira.

Abbaan Beekan—obbo Gulummaan—walumaa galatti ijoollee 17 waan qabaniif ijoollee isaanii keessaa carraa barnootaa kan argate muraasa qofadha. Kaan isaanii hojii qonnaa irratti bobba’anii jiru. Walii galteen gidduu isaaniitii hagas mara dhibuu isaaf tarii baay’inni isaanii sababa ta’uu akka hin oolle shakka.

…Sababa baay’ina keenyaa haa ta’u hin beeku walii galteen nu gidduu hagas mara hin jiru…

Ijoolleen obbo Gulummaa Irranaa deddeebi’anii dhimma lafaa irratti wal lolu turan. Kun immoo hanga gaafa Yuunivarsiitii seenuutti Beekan gidiraa gurguddaa akka dabarsu taasiseera. Rakkina irraa kan ka’e yeroon inni itti barnoota isaa addaan kutellee akka ture yaadannoo isaati. Sababa walii galteen maatii isaa keessa hin jirreef gargaarsa maatii malee barate jechuun ni danda’ama. Gabaa keessa foqoqee kanneen akka ashaboo, buna, loomii fi kanneen biroollee bitee gurguruudhaan akkasumas fageenya KM 20 oliirraa midhaan garaa garaa bituudhaan mataatti baatee daldalee bu’aa sana irraa argamuun barnoota isaa sadarkaa tokkoffaa fi lammaffaa barate. Erga Yuunivarsiitii seeneehoo akkamitti barate jettanii gaafattu ta’a. Seenaa kana barreessuuf yeroon odeeffannoo walitti qabachaa ture gaaffii fi deebiin isa waliin taasise keessatti natti himeera. Anis darbee darbee jechoota isaa kallattiidhaan nan fayyadama. Waa’ee barnoota isaa Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa akkana naan jedheera:

….Ergan Yuunivarsiitii galees kaameraa “Yaashikaa” jedhamu namni naaf biteetu, yeroo boqonnaa koo Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa keessaa suura kaasee dhiqsiisee gurguruunan baradhe. Kaamerattiin ammayyuu ni jirti…beeee

Kutaa gadiittii barnoota isaatti barataa giddu galeessa ture. Dandeettii (potential) qabaatullee, ijoollummaa isaatii ka’ee yaadnii fi yaaddoon isa xuuxaa waan tureef, samuu isaatti haalaan fayyadamuu dadhabuu isaarraa kan ka’e dandeettiin yaaduu isaa yeroo irraa yerootti gad bu’aa deema ture. Ta’ullee, kellaan hiyyummaa qabsoo barnootaatiin akka diigama jala muree beeka ture. Barnoonni humna dhokataa keessoo keenyaa karaa ittiin ifa taasisnu akka ta’e ni amana ture. Barnoonni gosa lama qaba: idilaawaa fi mit-idilaawaadha. Barnoonni mit-idilaawaan maatii fi naannoo irraa yommuu argamu idilaawaan immoo mana barnootaatii argama.

Ilmi namaa kallattii hedduun barnoota akka gonfatu beekamaadha. Maatii irraa, naannoo irraa, mana barnootaa fi muuxannoo/mudannoo jiruu fi jireenyaa keessa isaatti walitti qabame irraa ta’uu danda’a. Uummanni Oromoo bara dheeraaf barumsa karaa mit-idilaawaa ta’e waan dubbatamuun (oral) muuxannoo bara dheeraa walitti dabarsaa tureera. Har’a garuu maddoonni beekumsa irraa argannu baay’achaa jiru.

…Isuma dur afaaniin darbaa turetu gara barruutti dhufuu danda’e/a. Saayinsaawaa ta’eetu falaasamni keessaa waraabama. Qabeenyumti uummatichaayyuu falaasama!…

Beekan Gulummaa gumaachawwanii fi mudannoowwan hedduu qaba. Gumaachawwan inni taasise keessaa mee tokko haa ibsu. Barataa kutaa 9 fi 10 yeroo ture mana citaa dhumdhuma 4 taatu ijaaree ijoollee naannoo sana jiran keessatti barsiisuu eegale. Yeroo sana humni ibsaa naannoo sana waan hin qaqqabneef faanosii tokko bitatee boba’aa itti guuttatee barsiisa ture. Hojii qonnaa waliin deemuuf yeroon barumsichaaf mijataa ta’e ganama obboroo sa’a 11:00-12:30 qofa ture.beeekaanKanaafuu, yeroo hundumaa ganama ganama barsiisee akkuma hojii barsiisuu isaa xumureen gara hojii qonnaatti bobba’a jechuudha. Hojii kanaan ijoollee carraa barnootaa tasuma hin arganne 78 barsiisuudhaan isaan keessaa namoota 40 ol gara kutaa lammaffaatti dabarseera. Waajjirri barnootaa aanichaa kana dhaga’uun deggersa barbaachisaa kanneen akka kitaabotaa fi boronqii taasiseef. Gumaacha kanaaf Waraqaa Ragaa inni yeroo lama fudhate hanga ammaatti harka isaa jira. Suurri barattoota sanaas muraasni yaadannoof isa bira jiru. Hojii gaariin inni eegale sun yeroo inni barnoota sadarkaa lammaffaaf gara Arjoo deeme achuma irratti dhaabate. Itti dabalees addaan cituu hojichaaf sababa kan ta’an wantonni biroon turaniiru. Fakkeenyaaf, abbaan isaa obbo Gulummaan namoonni waajjira barnootaa aanaa irraa deddeebi’anaa daw’achaa fi jajjabeessaa akka turan argee mootummaan lafa isaa waan irraa fudhatu itti fakkaannaan sodaatee achii isaan ari’uudhaan lammaffaa akka isaan wal hin barsiifne taasiseera. Namoonni Beekan barsiisaa ture kanneen umuriin isaanii barnoota irra darbee fi gurguddoo waan turaniif, hawaasi naannoo ijoolleen isaanii hojii qonnaa dhiisanii barnootatti waan jalaa goran itti fakkaannaan itti gumguman. Sababoonni kunneen walitti ida’amanii hojii baruu fi barsiisuu mana citaa dhumdhuma 4 keessatti eegalamte addaan kutan.

…Humna dhabee malee ammallee mana barnootaa daa’immanii adda ta’e tokko utuun hundeessee baay’een dheebodha. Namni barate nama kamiifuu garba hin ta’u…

Dhalootumaan mul’anni uumaa biraa namaaf kennamu ni jira. Beekan barataa kutaa 7 yommuu ture barsiisaa ta’uuf akka jiru ni beeka ture. Gaafa guddate naal ta’uu akka inni barbaadu namoota isa gaafatan maraaf deebiin isaa tokkoo fi ifaa ture: Barsiisaa sadarkaa ol-aanaa ta’uu! Hawwiin isaa ganamaa milkaa’eefii amma sadarkaa ol aanaarra barsiiseera. Yuunivarsiitii Ambootti barsiisaa Afaan Oromoo fi Oguma (Literature) ta’ee hojjechaa tureera. Barsiisuutti dabalee, barreessuunis mul’ata isaa ganamaa akka ture ni yaadata. Yeroo barataa ture walaloowwan hedduu fi wantota sammuu isaa keessa dhufan mara waraqaa irratti barreessee ol kaa’aa ture. Wanti barreeffame tokko gara kitaaba ta’uutti akka dhufu garuu yeroo sana waan isaaf hin galiiniif wantota yeroo sana barreesse amma argachuu hin dandeenye. Amma garuu bokokni keessa isaa jiru futtaafachuu waan eegale fakkaata.beekaan

Jalqaba akkuman ibse hanga ammaatti kitaabota 24 barreessee maxxansiiseera. Kitaabota hedduu immoo barreessee gulaalee maxxansaaf qopheessee jira. Beekan xiyyeeffannoon isaa hojii mataa isaa qofa irra miti. Barreessitoota biroo kaasuu fi deggeruun beekama. Kanaafuu, kitaabota hedduu gulaaleera. Qabiyyeen kitaabota inni barreessee fi gulaalee walumaa galatti asoosamoota, kitaabota walaloo, kitaaba xiin-sammuu, kitaabota seenaa fi kan barnootaati.

Beekan kitaabota isaa keessaa harka caalaa akka isaan tola maxxanfataniif namootaaf kennaa ture. Kun sababni isaa dhabinsa maallaqaati. Kaayyoon isaa kitaabota isaa irraa maallaqa argachuu irra ni caala.

…Kaayyoon koo inni guddaan maallaqa argachuu utuu hin taane, qaawwaa ogbarruu Oromoo duuchuudha…

Kitaabota isaa fi kan namoota inni gulaaleefii—karaa isaatiin—kitaabonni kooppii 130,000 ol ta’an guutummaa Oromiyaa irra rabsamaniiru.

Barreessaa fi barsiisaa Beekan Gulummaa dhaloota qubee keessaa barreessitoota hedduu of duukaa hiriirsee jira. Barreessitoonni isa waliin hiriiranii jiran kunneen guutummaa Oromiyaa irraa kan argaman, akkasumas laga gamallee kan jiraniidha. Dhugumaaf taataan, namoonni isa waliin hiriyyaa ta’an hedduun waa barreessu. Yeroo murtaa’eef erga waliin haasa’ee booda namichi yaadaan kan bilchaate ta’uu isaa yoo argate akka inni barreessuuf jajjabeessa. Beekumsi namoonni qaban ukkaamfamee akka isaan keessatti hafu hin barbaadu. Hamma dandeenyu dhalootaaf qooduun bu’aa malee miidhaa akka hin qabne ni amana. Keessumaa hayyoonni dhaloota haaraa kana keessaa ka’aa jiran hamma malee akka isa gammachiisan deddeebi’ee dubbata.beekaann

….Oromiyaan hayyoota amma ka’aa jiran kanaan boonuu qabdi…

Ijoollee kanaaf ogummaa tolaa fi gargaarsa hayyummaa isaa yeroo qoodu gammachuun isaa daangaa hin qabu. Qabeenyi isaa isaanuma akka ta’e dhugaa ba’a.

Kitaabota isaa maxxansiisuu keessatti gufuuwwan isa mudatan maal maal akka ta’an akka naaf ibsuuf gaaffii ani gaafadheef deebii naaf kennee jira. Gufuuwwan hedduun akka jiran ibsa. Rakkoolee ilaalchaa tokko tokko (namni kitaaba Afaan Oromoo bitus ta’e gurguru doorsifamuu fi reebamuu isaa), rakkoo mana maxxansaa Oromoo bal’inaan dhabuu fi qaalawuu gatii maxxansaa, rakkoo raabsaan wal qabatee jiru, rakkoo qeeqxota barruuwwan kanaa dhabuu, rakkoo imaammata afaanii fi sirna barnootaa faana wal qabate, rakkoo deggersa dhabuu, dhaabbata giddu gala waa’ee afaanii, seenaa fi aadaa Oromoo qoratu dhabuu, hojii hojjetamaa jiru kana fuudhee sabaan kan nuuf ga’u miidiyaa dhabuu, rakkoo Oromoo fi Oromoon wal hubachuu dhabuu fi aadaan dubbisuu saba keenyaa gidduutti akka mucaa reefuu daa’imtuu ta’uu isaati.bookaa

Ilaalcha siyaasaa inni qabu akka naaf himuuf gaaffii ani gaafadheef deebii bilchaataa naaf kenne:

…Barreessaan garee siyaasaa kamiyyuu miti. Giddu gala taa’ee waan haqaa fi dhugaa ta’e loogii tokko malee barreessuutu irraa eegama…

Sadarkaa yaadaatti garuu gama haqaaf hojjetu cina hiriiruun dirqama sammuu akka taatu amana. Haalli qabsoo guyyuu namni guyyaa guyyaatti keessa jiraatuyyuu siyaaasa akka ta’etti  yaada. Namni siyaasa irraa bilisa ta’ee kan hin jiraanne yoo ta’es, siyaasa wal-qixxummaa fi haqaa akkasumas jijjiiramaaf hojjetu ni ajaa’ibsiifata. Gama Oromummaatti yoo deebine immoo, eenyummaan Oromoo Oromummaa isaa akka ta’e jala muree dubbata. Saba biraa irraa adda nu taasisee, Oromoo akka jedhamnu kan nu taasise Oromummaa keenyadha. “Nuti Oromoodha” kan ofiin jennu, yookaan ormi “Isaan Oromoodha” kan nuun jedhuuf Oromummaan keenya ibsituu eenyummaa keenyaa waan ta’eefidha. Kun immoo kan itti dhalanneedha.

…Kan Oromummaa isaan hin boonne garbicha, bitamaa fi isa wallaalchifameedha. Amantii, kutaa fi gosaan gargar ba’uu malla. Oromummaan garuu maqaa fi qabeenyaa Oromoon marti waliin qabuudha…

Walumaa galatti, Beekan Gulummaa Irranaa Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa irraa akkuma eebbifameen dorgomee Yuunivarsiitii Ambootti barsiisaa Afaan Oromoo ta’ee ramadame. Yeroo xiqqoo erga barsiisee booda Yuunivarsiitii Finfinneetti ergamuudhaan barumsa digirii lammaffaa Afaan Oromoo fi Ogumaan eebbifame. Sana booda gara Yuunivarsiitii Ambootti deebi’ee barsiisuu fi qorannoowwan adda addaa qorachuu eegale. Ammas baay’ee utuu hin turiin digirii sadaffaa (doktorummaaf) gara Yuunivarsiitii Finfinneetti deebi’e. Yeroo ammaa kana muummee “Documentary Linguistics and Culture” jedhamu keessaa barataa Ph. D waggaa sadaffaati. Mata duree “Documentation and semantic analysis of some selected Oromo Oral Poetry” jedhamuun qorannoo isaa hojjechaa jira.beeeaaak

Barnoota isaa barachuutti dabalee kitaabota Uummata Oromoo biratti bal’inaan beekamoo fi jaallatamoo ta’an hedduu barreessee maxxansiiseera, ammas barreessuutti jira. Hanga ammaatti hojiiwwan hojjeteef akkasumas leenjiiwwan yeroo adda addaatti fudhateef waraqaalee ragaa fi badhaasawwan hedduu argatee jira. Kanneen keessaa muraasa caqasuuf, Waraqaa ragaa qophii kitaabota barnootaa kutaalee 5-8; Hirmaannaa guddina afaanii fi aadaa Oromoo irratti taasiseef Yuunivarsiitii Amboo irraa waraqaa ragaa; Bara 2011 leenjii bu’uraa Kompiyuutaraa fudhateef dippiloomaa; Hirmaannaa dagaagina afaanii fi aadaa Oromoo irratti taasiseef Biiroo Aadaa fi Tuuriizimii Oromiyaa irraa waraqaa ragaa; Leenjii poolisiiwwan mootummaa federaalaa Itoophiyaa irratti; Bara 2010 leenjii sagantaa fooyya’insa afaan Ingilizii barsiisotaaf kenname; Bara 2006 Tokkummaa Barattootaa Kiristaana Oromoo leenjisuu, barsiisuu fi geggeessuu; Hojii fi sochii barsiisummaa keessatti Fiixaan Ba’umsa guddaa taasiseef Yuunivarsiitii Ambootti waraqaa galataa; Peedaagoojiitti dippiloomaa ol-aanaa, Yuunivarsiitii Finfinneetti tola ooltummaa taasiseef waraqaa tajaajilaa; Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaatti Tokkummaa Barattoota Yuunivarsiitichaa tajaajiluuf waraqaa ragaa (1998); Sagantaa Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) jedhamu irratti hirmaannaa taasiseef waraqaa ragaa; kanaa fi kanneen kana fakkaatan hedduu argatee jira.

Kanatti dabalees, rakkoolee baruu fi barsiisuu hedduu furuuf yeroo adda addaatti qorannoolee hedduu taasiseera. Moojuloota barnootaas kan qopheesse hedduu qaba.

Dhugaaf taanaan dargaggoon kun ogummaa fi kaka’umsa qabu walitti fiduun gara fuula duraattis hojiiwwan gurguddoo hojjechuuf akka jiru hin shakkisiisu.

Kitaabootaa isa www.borofa.com irrati argaachuu nii dandeesuu.

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    • KIKIKSABaacoo Gaggabaaboo Oromoo 2015
    • QASAATII: Baacoo Oromoo, 2015
    • DIMDIMOO: Seenaa Ce’umsa Barruu Oromoo, 2015
    • DANBALII: Oguma Afaanii, 2014
    • GIIMII: Asoosama Dheeraa, 2014
    • HIRQINFUU: Kuusaa Walaloo, 2014
    • KOOMTOO; Documentation of Oral Tradition, 2014
    • HAANQUU; Kuusaa walaloo, 2014
    • KOOTICHA KOTA’AME: Asoosama Dheeraa.2014 Finfinnee.Eleni Printing Press.2013. Novel.
    • LOOKOO JAALALAA: Asoosama Dheeraa.Finfinnee. Subi Printing Press.
    • MUDATA: Baacoowwan Gaggabaaboofi kan biroo: Finfinnee, Subi Printing Press.
    • GAACHANA DHOMMOQE, Asoosama Dheeraa. (2013). Finfinnee,  Subi Printing Press.
    • GUUBOO SEENAA: 2013. Asoosama Dheeraa.
    • BU’UURA BARUMSA AFAAN OROMOOfi AFOOLA OROMOO. (2013). Finfinnee, Subi Printing Press.
    • IMAANAA JIREENYAA. 2013. Book.
    • BAKKALCHA: Oduuu Durii Oromoofi kan biroo;. (2013). Finfinnee. Subi Printing Press.
    • HAMUUMMANNAA: Kuusaa Weedduu Oromoo.(2013). Finfinnee, Subi Printing Press.
    • OONNATA: Geerarsa Oromoofi kan biroo.2013.  Finfinnee, Subi Printing Press.
    • DHIKKIFANNAA:KuusaaWalaloofiSaayinsiisaa. Finfinnee. Subi Printing Press.
    • GUUBOO SEENAA: 2012. Gaaffii Deebii Dhabe. FinfinneeSubi Printing press (Asoosama Dheeraa)
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    • WAL’AANSOO: Gorsa Dhalootaa; 2012 , SubiFinfinnee
    • YANDOO: Ogumaafi Ogwalaloo Oromoo 2012 Finfine
    • NAATOO: DuudhaaGaa’eelaOromoo 2011, Finfinnee
    • KATTAA: OgummaaBarreessuu 2011 Finfinnee
    • SANYII: OgummaaDubbisuu; 2011, Finfinnee
    • DILBII:Bu’uuraAfoolaa,OgafaaniifiAfwalalooOrom:
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    • NADHII: OROMO JOKES AND HUMBORS
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Durammee : Dhufeeraa Birraasaa : Walaloo Keenya (Afaan Oromoo) June 6, 2015

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The In-Between: Book Signing and Panel Discussion with Seenaa G-D Jimjimo February 20, 2015

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Book Signing and Panel Discussion with Seenaa G-D Jimjimo

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jimjimoTitle: The In-Between
Author: Seenaa Jimjimo
On February 23, 2015 at  5:30pm-7:30pm CST
Venue:  THE ART MART, 422 E. Monroe St., Springfield, IL, 62702, Phone: 217-744-3301

February 20, 2015 (Illinois Times) — iOut of Africa Heritage Center (OOAHC), an art gallery featuring an eclectic mix of hand-crafted African sculptures, paintings, books, and crafts created by local African-American artists, is pleased to announce that visiting author and University of Illinois Chicago graduate. Ms. Jimijimo will be conducting a book signing and cultural discussion regarding the relationships, American experience, and cultural divide between African’s and African American’s from an African-Oromo woman’s point of view.

The book signing/panel discussion will be held February 23, 2015 starting promptly at 5:30pm-7:30pm CST. In The Art Mart located at 422 E. Monroe Street Springfield, Illinois 62702.

Seena Godano-Dulla Jimjimo was born in Adaba in Bale Zone. From a very young age, she felt grieved over the injustices she saw perpetrated against Oromo, particularly against Oromo-Arsi women. Wanting to help, she studied political science, public administration, and public health at University of Illinois in Chicago as well as in Springfield. While there she was Senator at Large and treasurer for the African Student Organization. Ms. Seenaa is a dedicated human right activist. She is most proud of founding the Danboboodu Scholarship Foundation, dedicated to educating women in Africa.

“While the purpose of OOAHC is to highlight unknown or relatively-known African-American artists, individuals from all social and cultural backgrounds are invited and welcome to join in the efforts to bridge cultural divides while celebrating the arts. “We are honored and fortunate to have such a dynamic accomplished visiting young author being part of the artistic partnering and community outreach initiative” says Williamson.

Anyone interested in joining our artisan initiatives or attending any workshop/class should email Lynn Williamson at outofafricahertiate@yahoo.com . For more information about the Out of Africa Heritage Center, please visit the website at http://www.outofafricaheritage.org, or call 678.851.8888. The Out of Africa Heritage Center is a member of the Springfield Business Chamber of Commerce and a proud addition to the downtown Springfield business and artisan community.

Source: Illinois Times


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Finance Girls’ Education in Africa

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My name is Seenaa Jimjimo. I  established Danboobiduu Foundation  in 2014 to promote education in a community where girls are often neglected to take part in the decision making process. In rural parts of Oromia such as Bucha-Rayya, young girls are recruited and many times sent to labor at very young ages. Those who managed to stay in school will more than likely drop out at some point before they graduate from secondary school. As we know all too well, girls’ education is not only important for themselves but for the whole family and the entire community. Danboobiduu’s Foundation mission is to promote and finance girls’ education and to provide an after-school program where girls are taught a life sustaining skills.

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Oromo Literature: Qubee, Walaloo (poems), Mammaaksa, Books and more January 30, 2015

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Oromo Literature: Qubee, Walaloo (poems), Mammaaksaa, Books & More and More to Come

 

Icciiticha. New Afaan Oromo book. Interesting to read

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Exclusive: Qubee-Based Afan Oromo Children’s Textbook from 1980 (Used in OLF-Liberated Parts of Oromia)

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Qubee Afaan Oromoo Waggaa 35 Har’aa

Seenaa barnoota qubee afaan Oromoo keessatti ABOn dirree dhihaa fi bahaa keessatti daa’imaa fi gaheessa dirree bilisoomtee fi jireenya baqaa irra turan biyyoota ollaa keessatti barsiisaa ture, waraana dabalatee jechuu dha. Kitaabotii ABOn ittiin barsiisaa ture hedduu hedduu dha. Ammoo akka fakkeenya kitaabota ABOn bara 1980 keessa ijoollee ittiin barsiisaa ture har’aaf  isinii erge. Kun har’a waggaa 34 ta’e jechuu dha. KITAABA IJOOLLEE Barreeffama Lammaffaa gara page 100 ol qaba ture keessaa hamma tokko kunoo siif erge.

Kana yeroon ergu kitaabni ijoolleen dirree turan waggaa 35 dura ittiin barachaa turan kana qofa jechuu osoo hin taane hedduu hedduu dha.

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5. Qubee Afaan Oromoo sadarkaa 1ffaa, sadarkaa 2ffaa hamma 5ffaa fi kaanis hedduu hedduutu jira.

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Quba qabdaa laataa nu siyaaduu keenyaa

Sibirroota birootti makamtemoo laataa?
Waadaa fuutee baate isa guyyaa qaataa?

Garaa nama nyaattaa qalbii keenya hattee
Seenaa waliin qabna kanaaf numararte

Gonfoo walqixxummaa madaallii qajeelaa
Hawwinee dheebonnee yaadaan sikajeellaa.

Qalbiin hunkuramnee hafuuraa ciccinnee
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Risaafi ruumuichi Joobirris kaateetuu garaa Waaqaa keessa
Cabsee alanfatee balleessuu barbaadee gayyaafatee qeensaa

Lukkuun jinnii kaatee isheen jibbisiistuun ilma namaaf diinaa
Huummoon raqa nyaattuu ilbisa bosonaa hundumashee beeknaa

Simbirri daaloteen gamanaa fooriccee nagaa booressitee
Oduu hololaafi isa madda hinqabne walitti odeessitee

Hurunguun bosona keessaa ol dachaatee maasii keessa guuttee
Simbirri halkanii dukkanaan da’attee adalaaf wallaatte

Cirriin saawwan keenya ittuma ejjettee dhiiga isaanii xuuxxu
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Simbirroon dhokattuun maqaanshee jibbame mormi jalli diimaa
Magariisa uffattee odaan faayamteetu labsii nagaa himaa

Yaadaan burjaaja’aa qalbiin namiidhameen hubamee keessikoo
Qara ilaalaan hafamoo dafteetu naadhuftaa bareedduu Gugeekoo!!
***///***
Gugee koo gugeekoo gugee lammii keenyaa,
Dafiitii nuuf koottu dheeboonnee si eegnaa,
Baay’ee si dheeboonnee dheebuu nama maraa,
Si hin argiinaan du’aa addunyaa kanarraa?,

***///***
Nagaan boqonnaakee addunyaa danboobsaa
Eebbi sirraa burqu hinqabuum lakkoofsa

Kanaafuu naaf dafi maaloo an muddamee
Erga duriin jooraam hinuma naaf gamee

Akkakee kaachuudhaaf samii Waaqaa keessaa
Giidoo bututaakoo humna nadaangessaa

Dheebuu cimaan qabaam beekuuf argamakoo
Si eegaanoo jiraa yoom dhuftaa Gugeekoo?
****/////*****
naanjedhaniim….

Gugeen ati eeguu isheen bara sanaa,
Yaadaan gadi hin teenye hin dhiisni maassana,

Lakki hindagatne waadaa fuutee baate,
Addunyaatti dhugaa jiru himuuf beellama itti taate

Gargaarsas nifeeti kan keessaa fi alaa
Waanta salphaa miti jireenyi halaalaa

Gugittii kaleessaa haadha wucii hoomaa
Furmaanni hin argamu eeguu qofaan homaa

Wucooliinshee kitilaan har’a guddatanii
Dhufaatii haadhasaanii kanneen eeggatani

Akka daftee dhuftuuf yoo ariifatani,
Galma sirreessanii haala haamijeessani

Yoos dafee nita’a dhumaatiin barichaa,
Abdii hin kutatiin yaa dhala Oromtichaa,

ammas naan jedhani…….

Dhugaadha nan fayyee aannanuman dhugee
Maalin dubbiseeree Akka harma haadhaan itti jedhe luugee….
Beekantu akkas godhee natti kaasee Gugee

Dhaggeeffattee laataa maaloo Gugeen keenyaa.
Abdi irraa qabna kanaaf karaa eegna.
Dhaga’uu baattuyyuu garaahoo wal beekna.
Barrisii nuuf kottu maaloo Gugee keennaa!

Atis nu jiraadhuu Beekan yaa beekaa koo hayyuu bara qubee
Dubbiin Gugee kanaa hundaa garaa gubee
Abdiidhumaan eegna gaaf tokko yoo dhufeeee.

Beekan Gulummaa Irranaa Mardaasaa, 2014
***///****

*** KUN BU’AA SUKKUUMMII SAMMUU KEESSANII DABALATEETU!!**

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Jaldeessi Maal argee?

Haata’u jedheetu jaldessi dhagaa galagalchee
Qubakoo itti hinbuusuu maaltu ana galchee

Maafan dhagaa kana sosochoosuu dhaqaa
Kan sammuukoo duwwaa anoo fooni raqaa

Haata’u matumaa waatu keessa jiraa
Waan dhoksaan eegmu morma keenya diraa

Maafan garagalchaa dhagaan nacaccabsaa
Mataa gadi qabadheen baricha dabarsaa

Dhgaan oo’aa hinqabu narra garagalaa
waanan isa miidheef tarii du’aan nawaxalaa

Tarii raammoo guddaa dhagaa jala jiru
Bofa marmaratee ilbiisota ciru
wayii yaa jaldeessaa…….

Tarii boqoolloofaa dhabemoo qoonqoosaaf
Aalgeeshee caccabsee karaatti hambisuudhaaf

Moo jaldeessi kun waa dhokseera laata?
Dhagaas garagalchee maaf kaa’ee baqataa?

Gurmuu gurmuun yaa’ee dhagaas dadarbataa
Kaanis garagalchee maaf fiigee baqataa?

Maalumaa dhoksaansaa maaf iccitaan kaa’e
Isumayyuu hincabsuu dhagaan irraan ba’ee?

Barri dhufuu hin oolu dhagaan aaga margee
Yaa qomookoo maaloo jaldeessi maal argee?

Beekan Gulummaa Irranaa Mardaasaa, 2014

 

 

DAANGAA DARBE

Meeqan miidhamaa?
meeqa, meeqataman miidhamaa
meeqataman onnee madeeffamaa?
meeqataman ganama
meeqan gaddarbamaa
meeqanan dhidhiittamaa?
waraabeessi ana nyaatu
ykn qorkee nanfixuu
yookin tuffatees nan gatuu
kiyya kuni anumaa raajee
kanatu soora sarees waaje.

meeqan abdadhee
meeqan ganamee
meeqan jaaladhee
meeqan jibbamee
dhuuga dhuugatama
dhibba kumataamaa.

onneen na bokoktee
gammachuun dhiitoftee
lapheen na xillibbooftee
gammachhuun qacaaltee
abdiin guuttamtee
egere qaba jettee
daddee gammaddee
halkan abjuun aaddee
kolfitee bohaartee
nam-guutuu nagootee
nawaliin bashaantee
keessoo olee kootii
sadoodhaan habuurtee
dada koorra dabartee
keenyaf faloo taatee
irbuudhaan garmaamte.

Ani meeqa meeqan ganamaa
meeqa meeqan jaalladhee
meeqatamaan jibbamaa?
abaarsamoo eebbaa
maaltu fura dhaaqaba
maaltu dawaa,maaltu furmaataa
maaltu hiikoo fidaa?
sardas dhabu dhawaata
maaltu irraa na oolchaa
du’a,dhaba awwaalchaa?

Imimmaan koon coba
akkasumaan na soba,
akkaa adaammii ollaa hagamsaa
xuqaatu dhiddhiigsaa.
utuun inbeekinin yaadumaan collooqsaa
kunoo namni hin arguu
keessoo koottan jijjigsa
dhageettis hin qabu,
koo akkasumaan coccobsa.

hin qooru ijjiuu cimmantee walitti duuftee
cuunnoftee ciniintee
inbooha inbobboohaa
falasaatu dhibe
kan tahu waan falaa
anoo guuteen hafe qofaa
guutee guuteen qeenxomaa
jaallee jaalleen jibbamaa
amanee.amaneen ganama
ammoo daangaa darbee,
koo falli maalumaa?

27/08/2014

Caalaa Haahiluu

 

”””””””””””HANDHUURA!””””””””
Nuti handhuura qabna magarsitu
Kan namaa hin barbaannu maseensitu
Mukeenii fi gaarreewwan hundaan badhaatu
Lageenii fi allaattiwwan hundaa kan hawwatu
Kana hundaa ilaaltee halkanii fi guyyaa
Gurra qeensita akka ilmoo iyyaa
Ni bashannanta godaan baatee gubbaa
Ni elenfatta waan qabnu hundaa
Rakkinakee hubannee si jalaa callisnee
Har’a bor galta jennee hafnee si ciibsinee
Homaa siif galuu dide akka horii hormaa
Gola keessa deemta akka saree ollaa
===/////=============/////=====
Hantuunni maraatte adurree dhungatti
Lafan fudhadha jettee abjuu dhumaa abjootti
Harki hanna bare dooluu isaatu munyuuqa
Ati kan jalqabde jaarraa hedduun duuba
===/////=============/////=====
Sanyiikootu dhaabe handhuura maccaa fi tuulamaa
Akkamitti waliin jiraata hafuurri hadhaa fi gumaa
Seenaan si haa gaafatu inni beeku waan hundaa
===/////=============/////=====
Amma sittan hima mee dhiisi oduu
Sirriitti ilaalladhu arrabakee sobduu
Asuma baafadhu waanta qabdu oduu
Ittanaa ooltu, intalli heeruma hin ooltu
Jaallattus jibbitus ‘’Plan’’ hojii irra hin ooltu!
“””””””””””””””HANDHUURA!”””””””””””””
Yooseef Hambaa 26 /08/ 2014.

 

***********NAASUU! **********
Qilleensa jabaa kan kibbaa fi kaabaa
Kakawwee hamaa kan dhihaa fi bahaa
Danbalii fi yaa’a kan handhuura lafaa
Didachanii dhufani nagaa wal gaafachaa
Mee natti himi karaa malattu
Gurras na buusi maal akka yaaddu
Of hin beeknee kan baraa dhufaa yartuu
Sitti fakkaanne kan of hin beekne raatuu
Eessa abbaakee dhaqxa barana hin baatu

Nutis si barreerra atis nu barteetta
Naasuu fi sodaakee nutis hubanneerra
Beekaan si ilaalee addaan si baafate
Cabsee si ilaale dugugguruu lafeeke
Barataanis hubatee kaayyoo fi mul’atakee
Sobaa fi dinagdee waliin fakkeessitee
Naasuun si qabatee olii gadi kaattee
Barataa fi maatii addaan fageessitee
Kutaa fi gandaan gargar faffacaastee
Barumsamoo siyaasaa kan ati qindeessite?

Dirqamni maali mirgis maali?
Heerri maali seerris maali?
Ani kana hundaa hin deebisu
Keeyyannikee siif haa deebisu
Maaliif wal fakkeessitaa adii fi gurraacha?
Maaliif walitti maktaa sobaa fi dhugaa?
Naasuu si qabateef jettee muka sagal hin korin
Qaaniif yeellookee dhoksuuf jettee laga sagal hin ce’in

Kaleessa bineensa har’a miseensa
Agaazii fi loltuu walfaana itti roobsa
Rasaasaa fi dullaa akka bokkaa roobsa
Kana hundaa dagattee akka harmee batattee
Dhiiga irra adeemta akka ishee of dagattee
Safuu! Safuu! Mee of ilaali eessa akka jirtu
Bitaa fi mirga ilaallaan warra gumaa gidduu
Olii fi gadi ilaallaan safuu yaa dhiiga iyyuu
Kun hunduu ragaadha egaan hin milkooftu
***********NAASUU! ***************
Walaleessaa: Yosef Hamba

 

 

 

 

Hirmaata Dubbii Afaan Oromo Oromo Grammar by Haile Fida, 1973 http://gadaa.com/oduu/20278/2013/06/17/seenaa-barreefama-afaan-oromootiifi-shoora-dr-sheek-mahammad-rashaad/hadhooftuuNew Oromo novel  book (Asoosama) MudaamuddiiMaal kolfa dhaloonni Creative writing (asoosama), in Afaan Oromo by Lata Qana'ii AagaaOromo Alphabet Book, Oromo Cultural and Literacy Organization (also has books on numbers, shapes and colors, opposites and comparisons)Oromititti by Belletech DheressaFinifinnee Tribune   A monthly bilingual electronic newsletter (e-newsletter ) covers community and civic topics that are relevant to the Oromo nation and the Horn of African region. The e-newsletter is named FinfinneTribune, and presents information in English & Oromo.    Read/share/print/distribute/email now: click here to get the first edition of FinfinneTribune (Vol. 01, No. 01, March 2013, Bitootessa 2013) - https://p2.secure.hostingprod.com/@gadaa.com/ssl/FinfinneTribune_Vol01No01.pdf

Finifinnee Tribune A monthly bilingual electronic newsletter (e-newsletter ) covers community and civic topics that are relevant to the Oromo nation and the Horn of African region. The e-newsletter is named FinfinneTribune, and presents information in English & Oromo. Read/share/print/distribute/email now: click here to get the first edition of FinfinneTribune (Vol. 01, No. 01, March 2013, Bitootessa 2013) – p2.secure.hosting…

Legesse brings into sharp focus the  "multi-headed" system of government of the Oromo, which is based on clearly defined division of labor and checks and balances between different institutions. Revealing the inherent dynamism and sophistication of this indigenous African political system, Legasse also shows in clear and lucid language that the system has had a long and distinguished history, during which the institutions changed by deliberate legislation, and evolved and adapted with time.An introduction to the History of the Oromo people, and lists of other related books: http://www.oromostudies.org/default/featureddbooks.phpBorana Bible / Kitaaba Waaqa Ka Afaani Boranatini Taafani - The Bible in Borana Language / 053P Borana is a variety of Oromo spoken in Southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya by the Borana peopleBible in Oromo Language / Macaafa Qulqulluu / Afaan Oromoo / Hiikan Haaran / New Translation in Latin Script CL043LTNew Oromo  book. Must read  Conquest and resistance in the Ethiopian Empire, 1880-1974

New Oromo book. Must read Conquest and resistance in the Ethiopian Empire, 1880-1974

Borana Bible / Kitaaba Waaqa Ka Afaani Boranatini Taafani - The Bible in Borana Language / 053P Borana is a variety of Oromo spoken in Southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya by the Borana peopleSocio-political study on Oromo nationOromo Wisdom in Black Civilization

Oromo -English dictionary, 1842  http://gadaa.com/OromoStudies/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Vocabulary_of_the_Oromo_Language_Krapt1842.pdf

 

 

Seenaa Oromo: Oromo History (1570-1860) by Mohammed Hassen

 

Collections of literatures of Oromian studies

 

 

Creative (novel) writing in Oromo, Jinnii Nyaaraa

Creative (novel) writing in Oromo  Mudata

hora obaa

madaa qubaa

Creative (novel) writing in Oromo    Galaa Egeree

 

Creative (novel) writing in Oromo    Himala Jireenyaa, Journey of Life

 

Creative (novel) writing in Oromo, Jinnii Nyaaraa

Dilbii  New book in Afaan Oromo

 

New novel in Afaan Oromo. Sookoo jaalala by Badhaasaa Gabbisaa Aagaa. Finfinnee Oromiyaa

 

New Afaan Oromo books

 

 

 

Poems, Walaloo in Afaan Oromo. Tokkotu lamadha. One is two.

 

 

Guboo, New  book (novel) in Afaan Oromo

 

 

Poems, Walaloo Afaan Oromo Maal jennuu? What can we say?

 

 

Poems in Afaan Oromo. Walaloo. Simanii

 

 

 

Poems in Afaan Oromo. Walaloo Afaan Oromo. Jaalala, love

 

 

 

Poems in Oromo. Walaloo Afaan Oromo. Dugdi garaadha. The back is the front.

 

 

Poems in Oromo. Walaloo Afaan Oromo. Gorsa jeejee

 

Kudhaama Seenaa Afaan Oromo new book

Safuu New book in Afaan Oromo Oromia literary works

Cancala New novel, book in Afaan Oromo

 

 

 

 

Irreecha Hora Harsadii

 

 

 

 

Chaltu as Helen The story of Oromo Girl. Chaltu’s is a truly Oromo story. Chaltu is a single character in Tesfaye’s book  http://www.opride.com/oromsis/news/horn-of-africa/3718-chaltu-as-helen-an-everyday-story-of-oromos-traumatic-identity-change

Chaltu as Helen The story of Oromo Girl. Chaltu’s is a truly Oromo story. Chaltu is a single character in Tesfaye’s book www.opride.com/…

(OPride) – Author and novelist Tesfaye Gebreab released his eighth book “Ye Sidetengaw Mastawesha” – an immigrant’s memoir ­– online, as a free PDF, after an alleged fallout with his publisher, Netsanet Publishing Agency (NPA). The dramatic decision to distribute the book for free – at an estimated loss of $30,000 – came, according to Tesfaye’s people, after NPA leaked a doctored copy of the book following the author’s refusal to omit two controversial chapters, one of which is about Oromo. Tesfaye is not new to controversy, especially one involving the divergent Oromo and Ethiopian narratives. His well-received book, YeBurqa Zimita – the silence of Burqa – is the first major work of contemporary Amharic fiction with main Oromo characters based on a true story. Tesfaye, who is of an Eritrean descent, grew up in Bishoftu in Oromia, central Ethiopia. He identifies himself as “Ijjoollee Bushooftu” meaning a proud Bishoftu native. His third major novel “Ye Bishoftu Qorxoch” and two subsequent memoirs, although less controversial, dealt with the plight of Oromo people under successive Ethiopian regimes. Suffice to say, over the years, Tesfaye had distinguished himself as a controversial, introspective, and critical novelist by going against the tide of mainstream Ethiopianist narrative. For this, he’s been accused of many things, like being a paid Eritrean spy. In the latest disputed book, one of the chapters that the publishers allegedly sought to censor was “Chaltu as Helen”, which is based on a novelized story of Chaltu Midhaksa, a young Oromo girl from Ada’aa Barga district, also in central Oromia. Born to a farming family in Koftu, a small village south of Addis Ababa near Akaki, Chaltu led an exuberant childhood. Raised by her grandmother’s sister Gode, a traditional storyteller who lived over 100 years, the impressionable Chaltu mastered the history and tradition of Tulama Oromos at a very young age. Chaltu’s captivating and fairytale like story, as retold by Tesfaye, begins when she was awarded a horse named Gurraacha as a prize for winning a Tulama history contest. Though she maybe the first and only female contestant, Chaltu won the competition by resoundingly answering eleven of the twelve questions she was asked. Guraacha, her pride and constant companion, became Chaltu’s best friend and she took a good care of him. Gurraacha was a strong horse; his jumps were high, and Chaltu understood his pace and style. A masterful rider and an envy to even her male contemporaries, Chaltu soon distinguished herself as bold, confident, outspoken, assertive, and courageous. For this, she quickly became a household name among the Oromo from Wajitu to Walmara, Sera to Dawara, Bacho to Cuqala, and Dire to Gimbichu, according to Tesfaye. Chaltu traces her lineage to the Galan, one of the six clans of Tulama Oromo tribe. At the height of her fame, admirers – young and old – addressed her out of respect as “Caaltuu Warra Galaan!” – Chaltu of the Galan, and “Caaltuu Haadha Gurraacha!” – Chaltu the mother of Gurraacha. Chaltu’s disarming beauty, elegance, charisma, and intelligence coupled with her witty personality added to her popularity. Chaltu’s tattoos from her chin to her chest, easily noticeable from her light skin, made her look like of a “Red Indian descent” (Tesfaye’s words). As per Tesfaye’s account, there wasn’t a parent among the well-to-do Oromos of the area who did not wish Chaltu betrothed to their son. At 14, Chaltu escaped a bride-kidnapping attempt by outracing her abductors. Chaltu’s grandfather Banti Daamo, a well-known warrior and respected elder, had a big family. Growing up in Koftu, Chaltu enjoyed being surrounded by a large network of extended family, although she was the only child for her parents. Recognizing Chaltu’s potential, her relatives suggested that she goes to school, which was not available in the area at the time. However, fearing that she would be abducted, Chaltu’s father arranged her marriage to a man of Ada’aa family from Dire when she turned 15. Locals likened Chaltu’s mannerism to her grandfather Banti Daamo, earning her yet another nickname as “Caaltuu warra Bantii Daamo” – Chaltu of Banti Daamo. She embraced the namesake because many saw her as an heir to Banti Daamo’s legacy, a role usually preserved for the oldest male in the family. Well-wishers blessed her: prosper like your grandparents. She embraced and proudly boasted about continuing her grandfather’s heritage calling herself Chaltu Banti Daamo. Others began to call her Akkoo [sic] Xinnoo, drawing a comparison between Chaltu and a legendary Karrayu Oromo woman leader after whom Ankobar was named. Chaltu’s eccentric life took on a different trajectory soon after her marriage. She could not be a good wife as the local tradition and custom demanded; she could not get along with an alcoholic husband who came home drunk and abused her. When Chaltu threatened to dissolve the marriage, as per Oromo culture, elders intervened and advised her to tolerate and reconcile with her husband. Rebellious and nonconformist by nature, Chaltu, who’s known for challenging old biases and practices, protested “an alcoholic cannot be a husband for Banti Daamo’s daughter!” Soon she left her husband and moved to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, to attend formal education and start a new chapter in life. Trouble ensues. In Addis Ababa, her aunt Mulumebet’s family welcomed Chaltu. Like Chaltu, Mulumebet grew up in Koftu but later moved to Addis Ababa, and changed her given name from Gadise in order to ‘fit’ into the city life. Subsequently, Mulumebet sat down with Chaltu to provide guidance and advice on urban [Amhara] ways. “Learning the Amharic language is mandatory for your future life,” Mulumebet told Chaltu. “If you want to go to school, first you have to speak the language; in order to learn Amharic, you must stop speaking Afaan Oromo immediately; besides, your name Chaltu Midhaksa doesn’t match your beauty and elegance.” “I wish they did not mess you up with these tattoos,” Mulumebet continued, “but there is nothing I could do about that…however, we have to give you a new name.” Just like that, on her second day in Addis, Caaltuu warra Galaan became Helen Getachew. Chaltu understood little of the dramatic twists in her life. She wished the conversation with her aunt were a dream. First, her name Chaltu means the better one, her tattoos beauty marks. She quietly wondered, “what is wrong with my name and my tattoos? How can I be better off with a new name that I don’t even know what it means?” Of course she had no answers for these perennial questions. Most of all, her new last name Getachew discomforted her. But she was given no option. The indomitable Chaltu had a lot to learn. A new name, new language, new family, and a whole new way of life, the way of civilized Amhara people. Chaltu mastered Amharic in a matter of weeks. Learning math was no problem either, because Chaltu grew up solving math problems through oral Oromo folktale and children’s games like Takkeen Takkitumaa. Chaltu’s quick mastery amazed Dr. Getachew, Mulumebet’s husband. This also made her aunt proud and she decided to enroll Chaltu in an evening school. The school matched Chaltu, who’s never set foot in school, for fourth grade. In a year, she skipped a grade and was placed in sixth grade. That year Chaltu passed the national exit exam, given to all sixth graders in the country, with distinction. But her achievements in school were clouded by a life filled with disappointments, questions, and loss of identity. Much of her troubles came from Mulumebet packaged as life advice. “Helen darling, all our neighbors love and admire you a lot,” Mulumebet told Chaltu one Sunday morning as they made their way into the local Orthodox Church. “There is not a single person on this block who is not mesmerized by your beauty…you have a bright future ahead of you as long as you work on your Amharic and get rid of your Oromo accent…once you do that, we will find you a rich and educated husband.” Chaltu knew Mulumebet had her best interest at heart. And as a result never questioned her counsel. But her unsolicited advises centered mostly on erasing Chaltu’s fond childhood memories and making her lose touch with Oromummaa – and essentially become an Amhara. Chaltu spent most of her free time babysitting Mulumebet’s children, aged 6 and 8. She took care of them and the kids loved her. One day, while the parents were away, lost in her own thoughts, Chaltu repeatedly sang her favorite Atetee – Oromo women’s song of fertility – in front of the kids. That night, to Chaltu’s wild surprise, the boys performed the song for their parents at the dinner table. Stunned by the revelation, Mulumebet went ballistic and shouted, “Are you teaching my children witchcraft?” Mulumebet continued, “Don’t you ever dare do such a thing in this house again. I told you to forget everything you do not need. Helen, let me tell you for the last time, everything you knew from Koftu is now erased…forget it all! No Irreechaa, no Waaree, no Okolee, no Ibsaa, No Atetee, and no Wadaajaa.” Amused by his wife’s dramatic reaction, Getachew inquired, “what does the song mean, Helen?” Chaltu told him she could not explain it in Amharic. He added, “If it is indeed about witchcraft, we do not need a devil in this house…Helen, praise Jesus and his mother, Mary, from now on.” “Wait,” Getachew continued, “did you ever go to church when you were in Koftu? What do they teach you there?” Chaltu acknowledged that she’s been to a church but never understood the sermons, conducted in Amharic, a language foreign to her until now. “Getachew couldn’t believe his ears,” writes Tesfaye. But Getachew maintained his cool and assured Chaltu that her mistake would be forgiven. Chaltu knew Atetee was not a witchcraft but a women’s spiritual song of fertility and safety. All Oromo women had their own Atetee. Now in her third year since moving to Addis, Chaltu spoke fluent Amharic. But at school, in the market, and around the neighborhood, children bullied her daily. It was as if they were all given the same course on how to disgrace, intimidate, and humiliate her. “You would have been beautiful if your name was not Chaltu,” strangers and classmates, even those who knew her only as Helen, would tell her. Others would say to Chaltu, as if in compliment, “if you were not Geja (an Amharic for uncivilized), you would actually win a beauty pageant…they messed you up with these tattoos, damn Gallas!” Her adopted name and mastery of Amharic did not save Chaltu from discrimination, blatant racism, hate speech, and ethnic slurs. As if the loss of self was not enough, seventh grade was painfully challenging for Chaltu. One day when the students returned from recess to their assigned classes, to her classmate’s collective amusement, there was a drawing of a girl with long tattooed neck on the blackboard with a caption: Helen Nikise Gala – Helen, the tattooed Gala. Gala is a disparaging term akin to a Nigger used in reference to Oromos. As Chaltu sobbed quietly, their English teacher Tsige walked in and the students’ laughter came to a sudden halt. Tsige asked the classroom monitor to identity the insulting graffiti’s artist. No one answered. He turned to Chaltu and asked, “Helen, tell me who drew this picture?” She replied, “I don’t know teacher, but Samson always called me Nikise Gala.” Tsige was furious. Samson initially denied but eventually admitted fearing corporal punishment. Tsige gave Samson a lesson of a lifetime: “Helen speaks two language: her native Afaan Oromo and your language Amharic, and of course she is learning the third one. She is one of the top three students in the class. You speak one language and you ranked 41 out of 53 students. I have to speak to your parents tomorrow.” Athletic and well-mannered, Chaltu was one of the best students in the entire school. But she could not fathom why people gossiped about her and hurled insults at her. Banned from speaking Afaan Oromo, Chaltu could not fully express feelings like sorrow, regrets, fear and happiness in Amharic. To the extent that Mulumebet wished Chaltu would stop thinking in Oromo, in one instance, she asked Chaltu to go into her bedroom to lament the death of a relative by singing honorific praise as per Oromo custom. Chaltu’s break came one afternoon when the sport teacher began speaking to her in Afaan Oromo, for the first time in three years. She sobbed from a deep sense of loss as she uttered the words: “I am from Koftu, the daughter of Banti Daamo.” Saying those words alone, which were once a source of her pride, filled Chaltu with joy, even if for that moment. Chaltu anxiously looked forward to her summer vacation and a much-needed visit to Koftu. But before she left, Mulumebet warned Chaltu not to speak Afaan Oromo during her stay in Koftu. Mulumebet told Chaltu, “Tell them that you forgot how to speak Afaan Oromo. If they talk to you in Oromo, respond only in Amharic. Also, tell them that you are no longer Chaltu. Your name is Helen.” Getachew disagreed with his wife. But Chaltu knew she has to oblige. On her way to Koftu, Chaltu thought about her once golden life; the time she won Gurracha in what was only a boys’ competition, and how the entire village of Koftu sang her praises. Her short stay in Koftu was dismal. Gurraacha was sold for 700 birr and she did not get to see him again. Chaltu’s parents were dismayed that her name was changed and that she no longer spoke their language. A disgruntled and traumatized Chaltu returns to Addis Ababa and enrolls in 9th grade. She then marries a government official and move away from her aunt’s protective shield. The marriage ends shortly thereafter when Chaltu’s husband got caught up in a political crosshair following Derg’s downfall in 1991. Chaltu was in financial crisis. She refused an advice from acquintances to work as a prostitute. At 24, the once vibrant Chaltu looked frail and exhausted. The regime change brought some welcome news. Chaltu was fascinated and surprised to watch TV programs in Afaan Oromo or hear concepts like “Oromo people’s liberation, the right to speak one’s own language, and that Amharas were feudalists.” Chaltu did not fully grasp the systematic violence for which was very much a victim. She detested how she lost her values and ways. She despised Helen and what it was meant to represent. But it was also too late to get back to being Chaltu. She felt empty. She was neither Helen nor Chaltu. She eventually left Addis for Koftu and asked her parents for forgiveness. She lived a few months hiding in her parent’s home. She avoided going to the market and public squares. In a rare sign of recovery from her trauma, Chaltu briefly dated a college student who was in Koftu for a winter vacation. When he left, Chaltu lapsed back into her self-imposed loneliness and state of depression. She barely ate and refused interacting with or talking to anyone except her mother. One afternoon, the once celebrated Chaltu warra Galaan took a nap after a coffee break and never woke up. She was 25. The bottom line: Fictionalized or not, Chaltu’s is a truly Oromo story. Chaltu is a single character in Tesfaye’s book but lest we forget, in imperial Ethiopia, generations of Chaltu’s had to change their names and identity in order to fit in and be “genuine Ethiopians.” Until recently, one has to wear an Amhara mask in order to be beautiful, or gain access to educational and employment opportunities. Likewise, in the Ethiopia of today’s “freedom of expression advocates” – who allegedly sought to censor Tesfaye – it appears that a story, even a work of fiction, is fit to print only when it conforms to the much-romanticized Ethiopianist storyline. So much has changed since Chaltu’s tragic death a little over a decade ago, yet, clearly, much remains the same in Ethiopia. Honor and glory to Oromo martyrs, whose selfless sacrifices had allowed for me to transcribe this story, the Oromo today – a whole generation of Caaltuus – are ready to own, reclaim, and tell their stories. Try, as they might, the ever-vibrant Qubee generation will never be silenced, again. — *The writer, Tigist Geme, is a DC-based citizen journalist and an Oromo rights activist. Editor’s note: the above cover photo by William Palank is not in any way related to Chaltu or Geme’s story. It is used here only as a place holder.

“Amna Dheeraa” – A New eBook   As Afan Oromo literature continues to burgeon in Oromiyaa and beyond, the online digital shelf is also filling up fast with Afan Oromo eBooks. The newest addition to this digital shelf is Daani’eel Tafarraa Dibaabaa’s “Amna Dheeraa” with editor Jaalala Biyyaa

Amna Dheeraa” – A New eBook As Afan Oromo literature continues to burgeon in Oromiyaa and beyond, the online digital shelf is also filling up fast with Afan Oromo eBooks. The newest addition to this digital shelf is Daani’eel Tafarraa Dibaabaa’s “Amna Dheeraa” with editor Jaalala Biyyaa

Afaan Oromoo Book New Book in Oromo Quuqama

 

 

 

 

Dubbistootni kitaaba Quba Qubeelaa, yaadi keessan hamileekoo jabeessee, peennaankoo rasaasaa dhugaa dhukaasuu akkaa hin dhaabne waan godheef kunoo kitaabakoo lammaffaa isiniin ga’eera! Kitaabni kun fulbaana kudhanirraa eegaltee gabaarra ni oolti. Namoonni dhugaaf ciniinsifattan kitaaba kana dubbisaame…….Asoosama dheeraadha!…..
Abbayya keessi naachaa
Bishaansaa kanaaf gurraacha
Gowwaan qurxummiif didichaa
Dhumnisaa garuu boo’ichaa!
Warquu Guddinaa baayyannaa…..bara 2014

 

 

Photo: ''Bu’aa Bayii Qabsoo uummata Oromoo Siirna garbuamaa irraa gara Bilisummaatti''</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Kitaabni kun qabiyyee kallattii hedduutiin kan guutedha. Kan barreeffames akka lakk. Awurooppaatti bara 2007 dha. Kaayyoon Kitaaba kanaa inni guddaan hacuuccaa, roorroofi hammeenya saba Oromoo irratti raawwatame waggaa 130 olii gadi fageenyaan xiinxalee sabichaaf ifa gochuudha. Kitaabonni kana dura sinoota Nafaxanyaatiin kijiba dawoo godhatanii sammuu dhaloota qubee kana nujalaa booressan marti akka toora sirrii qabatuufani itti yaadee barreesse.   Dhaloonni ammaa kun dammaqaa waan jiruuf lammata akka wanjoo nafaxanyaatiin hinqabamnes abdii waanan qabuufi.  Kana booda Oromoo luugamuun hindanda'amu.  Oromoon utuu haala mijataa eeguu kunoo bara 2014 gahee jira.  Waggaa torba fuula dura kan raawwatamanillee bal'inaan kitaaba kana keessatti kaafamaniiru.  Qabiyyee hedduu aammachiisuu waanan barbaadeefan kitaabni kun gara fuula 900 ol ta'e.  Qabiyyeen kitaaba lammaaffaaf kaa'amn malee kan qophaa'an fuula 1500 ol ta'u.    </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Ani gamakootiin akkan xiinxalee jirutti siyaasni Nafxanyootaafi oduun ETV % 90 ol dhugaa irratti kan hin hundoofnedhan jedha.  Ragaa sobaa Nafxanyoonni barreessan maqaa Waaqa isaaniilee dhahaniitu seenaa sobaa Oromoorra tuulan. Nafxanyoonni kitaabota isaanii maddi dhara ta'e sana barreessuu keessatti uummata Oromoo maqaa xureessaa, balleessaa turan. Kanaaf ammoo barruun isaanii ''RAA' MAARIYAAM'' jedhu Oromoo dabalatee saba cunqurfamaa biyya Itoophiyaa keessa jiru hunda kan arrabsedha.  Barruun kun ammayyuu jira.  Soba kanammoo saaxiluun dirqama natti ta'ee jira.  Kana booda uummanni Oromoo Seenaa faaltii abashootaatiin gowwoomfamuu hindanda'u.  </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p> Kitaabni guddichi kun kutaa gurguddoo afur kan of jalatti qabiyyee hedduu qabuutiin qindaa'e.  Kutaa Jalqabaa keessatti, Xiyyeeffannoonsaa guddaa rakkoo uummata Oromoorra ture ifa baasuudha.   Sirnoonni abashootaa moofaan Tiwoodiroos, Yohaannis, Minilikiifi Haayilesillaasee keessatti Oromoon akkamiin akka cabetu ibsame. Sirni abbaa lafaa qabsaa'otaafi gootota Oromootiin gaggalalaglus ammayyuu sirni Nafxanyootaa waan mumul'achaa jiruuf Warra sirna moofaa sana duuba deebi'anii tuttuquu barbaadan sana dhabamsiisuuf yaada kennametu qindaa'e.   </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Kutaa lammaffaa keessatti ammoo gocha sirni Wayyaanee yakka Suukkaneessaa, ajjeechaa qaroo Oromoo ol  adeemtotarratti taasistee jirtutu ifa baafame. Saamicha qabeenyaa Oromoo irratti taasifames saaxiluuf yaaleera.   Akkasumas filannoo bara 2005/1997 keessa ta'iiwwan duguuggaa sanyii taasifametu barreeffame.  Wayyaaneen seenaa dhala namaa booressuufi keessumattuu qaroo Oromoo dhabamsiisurraatti gocha isheen taasiftetu dhaloonni akka beekuu qabuuf barreeffame.  Dhaloonni kun ammayyuu itti fufee barreessaa jira. Kanaafan gocha Wayyaanee gadifageenyaanan ibse. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Kutaa sadaffaa keessatti ammoo hanqinoota beekumsaafi dandeettii dhabuurran kan ka'e miidhama guddaa waajjiroolee Oromiyaa keessatti argamantu xiinxalame.  Rakkoo qofa utuu hintaane falas duukaa eeruuf yaaleera. Kanaafis dargaggoonni, hawaasniifi qaamni baratee jiru maal gochuu akka qabutu ibsameera. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Kutaan arfaffaan ammoo bara uummanni Oromoo hiree ofiisaa ofiin murteeffatutti maal gochuu akka qabutu gadi fageenyaan ilaalame.  Kana keessattis, Jireenya uummata Oromoo akkamiin akka fooyyeessuu qabnu, gaheen hayyoota Oromoo amma burqaa jiran kanaa maal akka ta'e, Oromiyaafi Oromoo guddatee addunyaarratti beekamtii argatu akkamiin ijaaruu akka qabnuufi waan Oromoon qabu mara qorannoodhaan deggaruun akka mul'isuu qabnun lafa kaa'e.  </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Walumaagalatti, kitaabni kun kan abbaa seenichaa kan OROMOOti. Kan seenaa kana nabarsiises muuxannoofi mudannoo ani uummatakoo keessatti argadhe wan ta'eef abbummaan kan saba guddichaati.  Kanaafuu sabni bal'aan kun ergaa guutummaa kitaabicha keessatti argamuu dubbisee xiinxaluun yaada ijaarsaa, qeeqaafi kallattii qorannoo birootiif ka'umsa akka ta'uuf kan itti yaadamedha. Ani akka barreessaa kitaaba kanaatti nama dhuunfaa yookaan dhaaba kamuu jeequuf yookaan balleessuuf utuu hintaane, qaamni kamuu dogoggora jiru mara sirreeffatee Oromoo garbummaa jalaa akka baasuuf malee.  Oromoon walhubachuu qabna.  Garaagarummaa ilaalachaa hedduu yoo qabaannes maddi keenyaaf galmi hawwii keenyaa tokkuma.  Kanaafuu kanaan boonuu qabna. Tumsa nurraa eegamu maras taasisuu qabna.   Ammas seenaan keenya dhokateefi ukkaamfamaa ture ifa ba'uu qaba.  Dargaggoonni amma ka'aa jiran; keessumattuu dhalootni qubee haqni isaan bobeessaa jiru jajjabeeffamuufi kunuunfamanii nuuf guddachuu qabu.  Gola seenaan hinseenne hinjiru yaa uummata Oromoo.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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<p>Getachew Jigi Demekssa (PhD)

 

 

”Bu’aa Bayii Qabsoo uummata Oromoo Siirna garbuamaa irraa gara Bilisummaatti”

Kitaabni kun qabiyyee kallattii hedduutiin kan guutedha. Kan barreeffames akka lakk. Awurooppaatti bara 2007 dha. Kaayyoon Kitaaba kanaa inni guddaan hacuuccaa, roorroofi hammeenya saba Oromoo irratti raawwatame waggaa 130 olii gadi fageenyaan xiinxalee sabichaaf ifa gochuudha. Kitaabonni kana dura sinoota Nafaxanyaatiin kijiba dawoo godhatanii sammuu dhaloota qubee kana nujalaa booressan marti akka toora sirrii qabatuufani itti yaadee barreesse. Dhaloonni ammaa kun dammaqaa waan jiruuf lammata akka wanjoo nafaxanyaatiin hinqabamnes abdii waanan qabuufi. Kana booda Oromoo luugamuun hindanda’amu. Oromoon utuu haala mijataa eeguu kunoo bara 2014 gahee jira. Waggaa torba fuula dura kan raawwatamanillee bal’inaan kitaaba kana keessatti kaafamaniiru. Qabiyyee hedduu aammachiisuu waanan barbaadeefan kitaabni kun gara fuula 900 ol ta’e. Qabiyyeen kitaaba lammaaffaaf kaa’amn malee kan qophaa’an fuula 1500 ol ta’u.

Ani gamakootiin akkan xiinxalee jirutti siyaasni Nafxanyootaafi oduun ETV % 90 ol dhugaa irratti kan hin hundoofnedhan jedha. Ragaa sobaa Nafxanyoonni barreessan maqaa Waaqa isaaniilee dhahaniitu seenaa sobaa Oromoorra tuulan. Nafxanyoonni kitaabota isaanii maddi dhara ta’e sana barreessuu keessatti uummata Oromoo maqaa xureessaa, balleessaa turan. Kanaaf ammoo barruun isaanii ”RAA’ MAARIYAAM” jedhu Oromoo dabalatee saba cunqurfamaa biyya Itoophiyaa keessa jiru hunda kan arrabsedha. Barruun kun ammayyuu jira. Soba kanammoo saaxiluun dirqama natti ta’ee jira. Kana booda uummanni Oromoo Seenaa faaltii abashootaatiin gowwoomfamuu hindanda’u.

Kitaabni guddichi kun kutaa gurguddoo afur kan of jalatti qabiyyee hedduu qabuutiin qindaa’e. Kutaa Jalqabaa keessatti, Xiyyeeffannoonsaa guddaa rakkoo uummata Oromoorra ture ifa baasuudha. Sirnoonni abashootaa moofaan Tiwoodiroos, Yohaannis, Minilikiifi Haayilesillaasee keessatti Oromoon akkamiin akka cabetu ibsame. Sirni abbaa lafaa qabsaa’otaafi gootota Oromootiin gaggalalaglus ammayyuu sirni Nafxanyootaa waan mumul’achaa jiruuf Warra sirna moofaa sana duuba deebi’anii tuttuquu barbaadan sana dhabamsiisuuf yaada kennametu qindaa’e.

Kutaa lammaffaa keessatti ammoo gocha sirni Wayyaanee yakka Suukkaneessaa, ajjeechaa qaroo Oromoo ol adeemtotarratti taasistee jirtutu ifa baafame. Saamicha qabeenyaa Oromoo irratti taasifames saaxiluuf yaaleera. Akkasumas filannoo bara 2005/1997 keessa ta’iiwwan duguuggaa sanyii taasifametu barreeffame. Wayyaaneen seenaa dhala namaa booressuufi keessumattuu qaroo Oromoo dhabamsiisurraatti gocha isheen taasiftetu dhaloonni akka beekuu qabuuf barreeffame. Dhaloonni kun ammayyuu itti fufee barreessaa jira. Kanaafan gocha Wayyaanee gadifageenyaanan ibse.

Kutaa sadaffaa keessatti ammoo hanqinoota beekumsaafi dandeettii dhabuurran kan ka’e miidhama guddaa waajjiroolee Oromiyaa keessatti argamantu xiinxalame. Rakkoo qofa utuu hintaane falas duukaa eeruuf yaaleera. Kanaafis dargaggoonni, hawaasniifi qaamni baratee jiru maal gochuu akka qabutu ibsameera.

Kutaan arfaffaan ammoo bara uummanni Oromoo hiree ofiisaa ofiin murteeffatutti maal gochuu akka qabutu gadi fageenyaan ilaalame. Kana keessattis, Jireenya uummata Oromoo akkamiin akka fooyyeessuu qabnu, gaheen hayyoota Oromoo amma burqaa jiran kanaa maal akka ta’e, Oromiyaafi Oromoo guddatee addunyaarratti beekamtii argatu akkamiin ijaaruu akka qabnuufi waan Oromoon qabu mara qorannoodhaan deggaruun akka mul’isuu qabnun lafa kaa’e.

Walumaagalatti, kitaabni kun kan abbaa seenichaa kan OROMOOti. Kan seenaa kana nabarsiises muuxannoofi mudannoo ani uummatakoo keessatti argadhe wan ta’eef abbummaan kan saba guddichaati. Kanaafuu sabni bal’aan kun ergaa guutummaa kitaabicha keessatti argamuu dubbisee xiinxaluun yaada ijaarsaa, qeeqaafi kallattii qorannoo birootiif ka’umsa akka ta’uuf kan itti yaadamedha. Ani akka barreessaa kitaaba kanaatti nama dhuunfaa yookaan dhaaba kamuu jeequuf yookaan balleessuuf utuu hintaane, qaamni kamuu dogoggora jiru mara sirreeffatee Oromoo garbummaa jalaa akka baasuuf malee. Oromoon walhubachuu qabna. Garaagarummaa ilaalachaa hedduu yoo qabaannes maddi keenyaaf galmi hawwii keenyaa tokkuma. Kanaafuu kanaan boonuu qabna. Tumsa nurraa eegamu maras taasisuu qabna. Ammas seenaan keenya dhokateefi ukkaamfamaa ture ifa ba’uu qaba. Dargaggoonni amma ka’aa jiran; keessumattuu dhalootni qubee haqni isaan bobeessaa jiru jajjabeeffamuufi kunuunfamanii nuuf guddachuu qabu. Gola seenaan hinseenne hinjiru yaa uummata Oromoo.
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Getachew Jigi Demekssa (PhD)

 

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THE FOLK-LITERATURE OF THE OROMO

BY ENRICO CERULLI. 1917,  HARVARD AFRICAN
STUDIES
VOLUME III.   COPYRIGHT. 1922, BY THE
AFRICAN DEPARTMENT OF THE PEABODY MUSEUM
OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY

http://scans.library.utoronto.ca/pdf/4/30/variaafricanai503peabuoft/variaafricanai503peabuoft.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oromia: Celebrate Qubee & Afan Oromo: 23 Years of Success Since the Nov. 3, 1991 Adoption of Qubee October 26, 2014

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Celebrate Qubee & Afan Oromo: 23 Years of Success Since the Nov. 3, 1991 Adoption of Qubee

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As November 3 (Qubee Day) is fast approaching, it’s important to celebrate and understand the significance of November 3, 1991 – the day Qubee was adopted as the alphabet of Afan Oromo, after being endorsed by Oromo as well as other international linguists. WithQubee, Afan Oromo, the language so many fought and died to keep alive and legal, was sprung into its current revival period.

Afan Oromo is Africa’s fourth most widely “spoken” language, and since the November 3, 1991 adoption of Qubee, it’s also becoming one of the top “written” languages in Africa.

The history of Oromo shows that the Abyssinian successive ruling classes, emboldened by ignorance and arrogance, had the mission to wipe out this language; and their mission failed by the relentless national struggle of many Oromo generations before 1991 and after 1991.

When November comes, we are also reminded of the sacrifices paid by the Oromo youth during the 2005 FDG, which broke out on November 9, 2005 to fight against the subjugation of the Oromo people by the Tigrean TPLF regime.

The sacrifices of the Oromo youth have been seared into the Nation’s memory forever. Kabada Badhassa, Jagama Badhane, Alemayehu Garba, Gaddisa Hirphasaa, Morkata Idosa, Gemechu Benesa Bula, Lelisa Waqgari Bula, Yaasiin Muhaammad, Dirribee Jifaar, Simee Tarrafaa, Shibbiruu Damisee and many many others – died for Oromo’s national liberation and national pride, and to uphold Oromo’s national heritage, such as Qubee, the Gadaa System, Aaddaa Oromoo, to mention just a few of the Oromo national heritage.

See more @  Gadaa.com & Ayyaantuu.com

http://finfinnetribune.com/Gadaa/2014/10/celebrate-qubee-and-afan-oromo-23-years-of-success-since-the-november-3-1991-adoption-of-qubee/

http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/oromia/celebrate-qubee-afan-oromo-23-years-of-success-since-the-nov-3-1991-adoption-of-qubee/