The name of the town, translated from the Abyssinian, is New Gondar. It stands, I am convinced, upon the ruins of ancient Berlin, the one time capital of the old German empire, but except for the old building material used in the new town there is no sign of the former city.
As a result of his kindness, I spent much time wandering about New Gondar, talking with the inhabitants, and exploring the city of black men.
"They have crossed the border, and are marching toward New Gondar."
They came at first in little parties of eight or ten, and then they came in fifties, in hundreds, and one day a thousand maimed and dying men were carted into New Gondar.
One morning, New Gondar was awakened by the booming of cannon.
For three days thereafter we could hear the cannonading and the spitting of the small arms, for the battle line was scarce two leagues from New Gondar. The city was filled with wounded.
Near midnight, the master of ceremonies announced that the slave women who had been presented to the emperor since his arrival in New Gondar would be exhibited, that the royal host would select such as he wished, after which he would present the balance of them to his guests.
Recently, I visited Gondar
, Ethiopia, where many of the country's perhaps 7,000 remaining Jews (known as Beta Israel Jews) are living, waiting to immigrate to Israel.
Among their topics are castle building in 17th-century Gondar
(Ethiopia), gendering Italian pro-Islamic policy in Ethiopia (1936-41) through the prism of oral and visual sources, identity claims and historical consciousness in myths of origin among the Gurange in Ethiopia, journey in translation or translating silences: reflections on the documentation and interpretation of oral sources, and the mythically modeled human-environment tradition of the Magangir society in southwestern Ethiopia.
Addis Ababa, Rabi'I 2, 1440, Nov 10, 2018, SPA -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo met in Gondar
, in Northern Ethiopia today, to discuss enhancing economic cooperation and jointly act towards bringing about peace, in the Horn of Africa.