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Miriam Was Here! She Is Here!

Yes, Miriam Was Here, is finally here.

First, thanks to all of you: my readers, friends and relatives for your continual support and encouragement. Once again, I am delighted to announce the release of my latest book Miriam Was Here.

Two weeks ago, I announced the news of the planned launch and I am truly touched by your supportive messages. Thank you for your continual support, and I will always strive to reflect your voice in everything I do.

Three years ago, you welcomed and embraced my first novel, Of Kings and Bandits, which covered the period from 1961 to 1974. At the time, I made a promise to follow it up with another book that will cover the period from 1974 to 1991. I also had plans to write a third book that would cover the period from 1991 to 2010.

As fate would have it, my second book never went past the draft stage; the overwhelming news of the suffering of the youth became so acute, causing me so much grief and emotional torment. Since I wrote my first article, This Too Shall Pass: Time For Real Outrage, I became too involved in it and began to think of the issue in a much deeper and systematic way. Based on almost two decades of writing and activism, I came to realize that online articles have a short life-span and are not conducive to comprehensively address important issues. The myriad of dark forces compounding the difficulties our youth are facing deserves a serious handling; and it is out of this recognition that Miriam Was Here was born. I decided to write a book about it; my planned second book (1991-2010) was shelved for good. And I embarked on Miriam Was Here. I started the book with a working title, My Name Is Sarah then I remembered Prophet Moses, and his wondering in Sinai and thus opted for naming the main character Miriam, after the older sister of Moses who, together with her mother, put baby Moses on a basket…the rest of biblical story is too common.

KINDLE1All of you who have followed my writings know that I am an activist before I am a writer or a journalist. Miriam Was Here was written to publicize the unprecedented suffering of our youth and tell their story. I am very pleased that reputable programs and media institutions have taken similar interest in the plight of our youth. Kudos to Ira Glass of NPR’s This American Life for giving an hour of his program to the suffering of our youth.

Miriam Was Here will give you the whole story and help you understand the root cause of the plight afflicting the youth.

It is with this understanding that I embarked on researching the root causes for the ordeal of Eritreans in general and the youth in particular. Simplifying the suffering of the youth to what happens in Sinai and other places does not do justice to the entire tragedy that Eritreans find themselves in. Therefore, I began to interview Eritreans who were enslaved between first round and the 24th round. I tasked others to help with verifications and questionnaires from Sudan, Egypt, Europe, Australia, and North America. I had plans to finish the book in November of last year, but then I had to interrupt my writing when I traveled for a lengthy period to Australia.

Strangely, Forto 2013 happened while I was in Australia, and again, that also changed my plans about the book and, for the last five months, I have been rewriting the story to fit the development. And here is what the book covers.

An anecdote worth mentioning: last year, someone was pestering me non-stop for not writing about Sinai. At the time it felt painful, I thought, “who is he to question my interest in the case when I am spending hours doing just that?” At that time, I was in the middle of interviewing people and writing certain parts of the book. I hesitated to tell him that I am writing a book about it, almost told him, but then I changed my mind because I didn’t want to announce something which was far from being finished… and I didn’t write small snippets to satisfy his curiosity. But his persistence proved to me how traumatized Eritreans were with the issue. It was a pressure that made me work longer hours to finish the book. Thank you my persistent friend.

From Forto 1991 To Forto 2013

Forto Baldesera has always been the symbol of power; that is where the Italian might was stationed. In 1991, the power of the Eritrean liberation forces was asserted on that same fortress. And after twenty-two years of PFDJ rule, the first daring attempt to challenge the regime was carried out in that place.

Miriam Was Here covers the story of Eritrea and Eritreans from Forto 1991 to Forto 2013.

Miriam Was Here is composed of 28 chapters and 330 pages. Crammed between its cover is the story of Zerom (representing the liberators who were betrayed); his daughter Miriam (representing those who were born after independence and representing the segment of our population that is falling prey to kidnapping, hostage situation, and human organ suffering); Senay, a neighbor of Zerom who was born a short time before Zerom joined the rebellion in the mid-eighties (and who represents the victims of forced labor, conscription and lost hopes); Sara, still a post-independence child (representing the innocence of Eritreans and at the same time the resourcefulness and their survival extinct); Eva, an old American lady who befriends Zerom when he migrated to America, and the cultural shocks the simple country boy, Zerom, undergoes trying to adjust to American life, his brutally honest Eritrean character, his courage and his love of his country and people; and, Musa, an émigré ex-rebel who returns to Eritrea to settle down, but in disappointment he embarks on a second exile; and Harish, representing the veterans of the armed struggle who gave everything and are so stubborn to leave the country they suffered for, and chose to say there regardless of the dire situation.

In short, I can confidently state that every Eritrean who loves his people and country will find a resemblance of himself in one of the characters.

The story of the last 22 years need volumes to document and, God is my witness, I have striven to do my part. Like always, I encourage anyone who has a story to tell, to write it down, and I have established Negaritmedia Publishing solely for this purpose. I promise Negaritmedia Publishing will lend you a hand and take you through the process of writing your book.

As for me, I hope you will find the book satisfactory—I know it will be emotionally heavy—and I wish to get your feedback on the comment section of miriamwashere.com.

How to order:

1. Order it at any of the following: miriamwashere.com * negaritmedia.com * salehjohar.com.
2. Amazon bookstore.
3. Amazon Kindle digital bookstore.
4. You can link to order the book through Miriam was Here facebook page.
5. In a few days, Miriam Was Here will be available at all major digital bookstores around the world.

Your Help Is Needed

As in anything else, in the book world, advertising is the key to reach as many readers as possible media. Negaritmedia is not a wealthy outfit and cannot afford press, television and radio advertising or doesn’t have the ability or resources to solicit free media exposure. This book tells the story of beleaguered Eritrea and I hope all those who are able to help with publicizng it, to do that.

1. A few days ago I met a friend who drives a taxi in the San Francisco area. He asked me to prepare postcards or business cards with places where the book can be ordered. This is what he told me, “many customers ask me where I am from; I tell them I am from Eritrea. But I can’t do much beyond that in a short time. If you give the cards I suggested, when anyone asks me where I am from, I will give them a card and tell them to order the book and learn about the ordeal of Eritreans.”

2. Everyone has a circle of friends, specially the youth who have thousands of acquaintances, business associates, school mates and friends. They can help publicize the book to a wider audience.

3. Since the cost of shipping costs outside the USA is expensive, this about $22 per book to anywhere in the world, $22 for Canada) I am hoping people will order in groups of a dozen books or so to bring the cost down to $4 per book. Much of my first book was distributed this way through the help of generous and kind friends and acquaintances. I will contact the usual supporters and friends to help; anyone else who wants to help distribute the book, please contact me.

Now it is time to take a little time off the lonely task of writing a book. I do not have to deal with my editor’s brutal critique and never-ending suggestions for change to the manuscript. If you haven’t guessed, Saleh Younis was the editor of Miriam Was Here. And however I try to thank him here, it would not be enough, it wouldn’t do justice to the efforts he put behind the work. Therefore, I will skip the “Thank you Saleh Younis” part; but I am glad I had him around.

With that, I came to the end of my launch message….

I hope you “enjoy” reading Miriam Was Here.
Thank you all

Saleh “Gadi” Johar

About Saleh "Gadi" Johar

Born and raised in Keren, Eritrea, now a US citizen residing in California, Mr. Saleh “Gadi” Johar is founder and publisher of awate.com. Author of Miriam was Here, Of Kings and Bandits, and Simply Echoes. Saleh is acclaimed for his wealth of experience and knowledge in the history and politics of the Horn of Africa. A prominent public speaker and a researcher specializing on the Horn of Africa, he has given many distinguished lectures and participated in numerous seminars and conferences around the world. Activism Awate.com was founded by Saleh “Gadi” Johar and is administered by the Awate Team and a group of volunteers who serve as the website’s advisory committee. The mission of awate.com is to provide Eritreans and friends of Eritrea with information that is hidden by the Eritrean regime and its surrogates; to provide a platform for information dissemination and opinion sharing; to inspire Eritreans, to embolden them into taking action, and finally, to lay the groundwork for reconciliation whose pillars are the truth. Miriam Was Here This book that was launched on August 16, 2013, is based on true stories; in writing it, Saleh has interviewed dozens of victims and eye-witnesses of Human trafficking, Eritrea, human rights, forced labor.and researched hundreds of pages of materials. The novel describes the ordeal of a nation, its youth, women and parents. It focuses on violation of human rights of the citizens and a country whose youth have become victims of slave labor, human trafficking, hostage taking, and human organ harvesting--all a result of bad governance. The main character of the story is Miriam, a young Eritrean woman; her father Zerom Bahta Hadgembes, a veteran of the struggle who resides in America and her childhood friend Senay who wanted to marry her but ended up being conscripted. Kings and Bandits Saleh “Gadi” Johar tells a powerful story that is never told: that many "child warriors" to whom we are asked to offer sympathies befitting helpless victims and hostages are actually premature adults who have made a conscious decision to stand up against brutality and oppression, and actually deserve our admiration. And that many of those whom we instinctively feel sympathetic towards, like the Ethiopian king Emperor Haile Sellassie, were actually world-class tyrants whose transgressions would normally be cases in the World Court. Simply Echoes A collection of romantic, political observations and travel poems; a reflection of the euphoric years that followed Eritrean Independence in 1991.

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  • Sele Haqi

    Conrgatulation Dear Saleh

    Finally Saleh of awate.com has come with a book about the misery of Eritreans back home and in sinai.Those who were cynically accuseing awate. com and you Saleh and other awate writers of indiffrenece to the suffering of Eritreans in sina have been offered ,not an article but a book to read learn and keep for eternity. It is a wonderful reply to all of them and it is a headche to those dishonest flocks.
    Well done Borther Saleh and am proud of you.I can wait untill i get the book in my hands.

    Thank you.

  • Hayat Adem

    As much as my hungry appetite to read serious stories on Eritrea and Eritreans is unparallelled*, it is a bad luck on my part that my situation would not allow me to get hold of this new book and read it, at least within this month time. By then, almost every serious reader will have read it. The fact that I’m fixated to be the last reader doesn’t mean I have to be the last person to congratulate Gadi. Keep on lighting the candle, Gadi.

    *I don’t mind battling counter-claims.

  • Mekonen Abraha

    Hej Saleh

    Congratilation brother….Sure I will enjoy it.

    Ready to be help in anyway brother.

    Mekonnen

  • ghirmay

    Congratulation!! Saleh:

    It worth a lot!

    Thank you,

  • Semere T Habtemariam

    Selam Saleh and all,

    Miriam Was Here was my date this Sunday evening. I refused to go sleep before finishing my conversation with Her. What a book and a story! I was fully engaged: provoked, enraged, saddened, ashamed and inspired–all the same time.

    True to his Kerenite roots, Saleh Gadi can tell a story.

    Thank you for a wonderful evening.

    In appreciation,

    Semere T Habtemariam
    Dalllas, Texas

  • haile
    • Saleh “Gadi” Johar

      Haile, you scare me! Don’t tell me you just google and find obscure stuff just like anyone else! This was uploaded for me to check and give feedback, not expecting anyone would pay attention. You have it in less that two hours after it was uploaded. Haile, I suspected you are employed by google, now I am certain you are 🙂

      Saleh

  • rodab

    My day started with a good laugh today. A true story of moms textng on their iphone. I will forward just two and go the link if you want more.

    Mom: your great aunt just passed away. lol
    Son: why is that funny?
    Mom: its not funny David! what do you mean?
    Son: mom lol means laughing out loud!
    Mom: oh my goodness! I sent that to everyone. I thought it meant lots of love. i have to call everyone back oh god.

    Mom: do u want a chicken, respond ASAP
    Son: do i want a chicken? like a live one?
    Mom: no died.
    Son: is it dead?
    Mom: yes
    Son: ok… for eating right?
    Mom: come down stairs now

    http://mom.me/style/8726-hilarious-texts-moms/

  • Abe z minewale

    I will order books and give to politicians in here

  • Lemlem

    LOL! I am rolling on the floor laughing my ass off!

    So I read your book. It was ok. Let me quote from chapter 2, “His father sipped his coffee, “Cursed be the British; they gave Eritrea to the King as if it was a bag of fruits.” His parables and examples were all about fruits and vegetables. Speaking about fruits father, I don’t have any to sell today. Sell beles fruits. You want me to sell fruits like the Agame. …That was a job fit only for Ethiopians from South of the border, the Agame.”

    Classic! I love it!

    • helen

      is the agame word made you laugh?. there are many hilarious quotes from the book like Zerom (wedi-Hadgembes) dealing with America. R u pfdj supporter?

    • belay

      Thanks Lemlem,
      That was bleesing for us,you give us a credit.at least we work hard to feed our kids.you for got another one,shining shoes.that is work too.
      any way,care full,hate destroys its own host.honestly,because,i don’t know your circumstances,i will pray for you.i know you are suffering.i mean it God bless you dear.thankyou to give an opportunity to be nice to you and pray for you.

      • bukretsion

        belay
        i can see how proud and respected person u r from ur respond, but u don’t have to respond to low,dirty minded people. we r way batter then them they know it for sure

        • belay

          Bukretsion,
          Thankyou,you made feel good about myself,than am really are.i appreciate it.thanks again.

    • Gebre

      Weizero Lemlem,

      KurubDo Hishuwen?

      Beyzaxin Adi Agame tsuruy Mai Alo keydkin Machellot Yitahatseba. Khawya Eyen; Hadera.

  • KA

    Hi Gadi,

    thank you for your prudent response and ‘no hard feeling about this’ I asked a question and you gave me an answer, I got it. we are good. looking forward for your third.
    As for the remarks of Samuel, I don’t work for that factory and stop spilling your dirty mind here and be civil.
    thx,

    • samuel

      Selam Mr.K.A
      If this is you, what you meant,I hereby apologize like as a civilized Person.
      Peace

      • samuel

        Mr. K.A.
        My excuse was mainly to calm down and not because I’m guilty. I have expeting from your smart brain that it does something for your stupid “dirty mind” manifestation. As I see, I have waited in vain. I have not even written about you, but about your comments.
        Now I say something I think about you.
        እቲ ብዛዕባ ኣእምሮይ ዝጸሓፍካዮ፡ ብዛዕባ’ቲ ትነብሮ ዘለኻ፡ ውሽጣዊ ኩነታትካ ዝገልጽ እዩ። ጥውቕ ከብሉኻ፡ ጸላዕላዕ ዝብለካ፡ ቄናን፡ ቁጡዕን ናብ ምጉዕብዕባዕ እተላግስ ሰብ ኢኻ። እዚ ወደሓንካ!
        ሰላም

  • yegermal

    Congrats Saleh!

    I will definitely buy your second book as well. The first one “Of Kings and Bandits” I gave to my son on his birthday. I almost regretted it though because he kept quizzing me on Eritrean history (kinda beal hadish meteraas thingy)… and I had to admit that my knowledge of Eritrean history was utterly rudimentary and he will have to write to brother SG for additional info. Thank you for your second book… am sure it will as delicious as the first and it has already ended up in my daughter’s Bday list!

    You’re a great writer and patriot and am proud to belong to your side of the aisle!

  • Congratulations Saleh. Judging from your other book “Of Kings And Bandits”, I am sure this one will also will be a delight to read. I just ordered my copy. Looking forward to it.

  • L.T

    Mr Salih;Thank you for your book.
    I can image I know I did’t share your politic and it is good.But this book are a proud story and movingly told.
    Yes,This would all come to pass.I could read it in Miriam’s fervent eyes,could hear it in the imploring voices of those who prayed,and even in the lamentes of the woman embracing eachother,reclaling their loved ones who were lost and their uncertain fates.
    Lord of Ezrael,have mercy on us.Grant us salvation….oh lord watch us,almight God.
    Do you hear Miriam?

  • kidun

    Congratulations,mr. Johar for writting the second book. I will order it soon.

  • Safi Nur

    Dear Saleh
    Congratulation ! I want to get/buy both of your books and advice me the best way to get them. I live in London
    Note I can also offer my self to help advertising or selling in some way
    Thanks
    Safi

  • H.K.

    Dear Saleh,

    Congratulations!!!!!!!
    We are very proud of you.

    Our Junta will try to change your nationality but don’t bother!!
    Talking right means you are “Weyane”

    Please keeping it up!!

    H.K.

  • Senay

    Selam SG,

    Congrats on publishing your second book. I can’t wait to get hold of it. I learned a lot from your first book and I hope to learn at a deeper level the root cause of the suffering of our brothers and sisters. Congrats again.

    Senay,

  • Negga Wolderufael

    Congratulations to you Saleh and to us all the readers that sure will be touched by Miriam.
    We are lucky to have you, Saleh. What a great way to express your activism.

    Thanks.
    Negga

    Beyan, thanks for your piece on “…Unbound”. I watched the video and it was hard to not cry.

    • Beyan Negash

      merHaba Negga (good to see my old pal from deahi era is eavesdropping). You should engage us with your probing questions sometimes. I only heard the audio version on NPR. Can you send me the link to bnegash@hotmail.com, if you happen to have it tucked somewhere. Otherwise, I will try to google it and see if I can retrieve it that way.

      Hawka,
      Beyan

  • Bruke

    Saleh,

    Congratulations for completing your 2nd book successfully! Please keep up the noble effort of fighting for our people in your usual way of being strong and exemplary activist and also by writing books. I will definitely get your book. Thanks.

  • KA

    Hello Gadi,

    Congratulations on your 2nd book, I have read the first one and I was very impressed.
    At the close of 2012 I was very disappointed with your remarks of bashing other websites and thought what got in to him, but you are a very seasoned writer and reporter and that was uncalled for targeting other websites like that, nevertheless I always have appreciated your input to reconciliation and I will definitely read this one too.
    BTW, the persistence of pushing you to do more with the plight of the Sinai victims was b’se ‘who knew you were writing a book’.

    Are your going to share the sales proceeds of this book with organizations or individuals who are working day and night to alleviate the plight of Eritreans in Sinai?
    Keep up the good work.

    • Saleh “Gadi” Johar

      KA, thanks for the remarks, but at the close of 2012, I was in Australia, and I do not remember any bashing remark that awate.com. If it did mention, there was one incident and by now you should know if awate.com was right or not. Apart from that, bashing websites (plural) is not right.

      AS for sharing the proceeds, I have a question and an answer 🙂
      Question: what do you think is the cost I incurred and what do you think the proceeds would be?
      Answer:I am one of those who were working day and night as well, I was not sleeping. Then, leaving alone the individuals, the “organizations” that I know about are well funded and… would you ask them to share the funding they get with me?

      I remembered one more question: I promise to share the proceeds from the book provided you convince them to share my losses and out of pocket expenses that I incurred. My friend, ifit was about finances, I would be ten times better off if instead of working on the book, I had spent the time working at McDonalds.

    • samuel

      Dear Mr.KA,you think of astronomical profits that Saleh will be achieved through the Sale. Am I right Mr.KA? Such devious thoughts orignated without doubt from Culture Factory of Sahel.

      Saleh! Conguratulations, you have ounce again done a great work

      Peace

    • hello K.A
      Is this the systematic way of bashing an activist as if he is making millions out of the book.

  • M.Ali

    an asset to Eritrean Literature. Bravo Salih

  • bukretsion

    salam saleh
    congratulation, i wonder why u brought miriam in it, anyway i will read it and find out why.

    • Saleh “Gadi” Johar

      Selam Bukretsion,
      I think I explained why Miriam on the same article you are commenting on….it is explained in depth in the book. But then, when you write a story, your characters need to have a name…I didn’t bring Miriam in it, I named my major characters Miriam. I hope this helps, if not, I am sure you will understand once you read the book.
      Thank you

  • Tzigereda

    Congratulations dear Saleh!

  • belay

    Dear Mr Saleh Gadi ,i am happy for you to successfully complete writing your book.can’t wait to get one for myself .
    Ya,will be good idea to have a copy in Tigrigna and Amharic etc

  • G.Gebru

    Dear Saleh,

    Congratulation for your new book Miriam Was Here.

    G. Gebru.

  • Saba

    I just finished the book. Must read!. I hope the book will be translate to tigrina and Arabic even make movie out of it.

    • Saleh “Gadi” Johar

      I am glad you finished the book Saba. I am just curious Saba: you finished the book in one-day? Where did you get it from?

  • Abraham Tewelde

    I also hope that Yelena Isnbayeva will appreciate the book, otherwise there is always Romodan Mohamed Nur that will do it for solidarity!

  • wediere

    Selamat Saleh,
    Congratulation for your book release and wishing you all the success with the next phase looking forward to getting my own copy.

    Regards
    A osman

  • CYBER CURE

    Brother Saleh ,

    I hope foreigners get to read it too & realize the seriousness of the situation ..as those of us who should take care of our immediate responsibility tend to take a back sit. I will definetely read the book.

    Your Co- Brilliant brother C.C

  • Mohammed Ahmed

    Ahlan Saleh,

    Yet another milestone for you in your unrelenting fight against tyranny. Well done and congratulations.

  • Selamat Saleh,
    Congratulations on your second book. I can’t wait to read it.

  • Though I don’t think I and Mr. Gadi would see eye to eye on many issues , I would like to congratulate him for publishing his novel. How exciting for him and all those involved to be able to finally publish his book. I hope he would be an inspiration for many other Eritreans capable of writing books on various topics.

    I visited Ethiopia a number of times. In Ethiopia, the various books written both in Amharic and English by Ethiopian authors are awe-inspiring. There are also many great translated books sold in the streets of Addis. I think it’s about time for Eritreans to publish books on a range of topics. With that said, I can’t wait to get my hands on your book

    Are you going to have book events to discuss your book? Paltalk would be an ideal platform.

    Why Miriam why not Aaron?

    Miriam’s song: “Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; Horse and rider he has thrown into the sea.” Exodus 15:20-21

  • Suleiman Gama

    Congratulations for the 2nd book Salih — I will look forward to read it.

    Thank you
    Suleiman

  • Haqi

    Gadi
    Thank you and amlak misaki yikun. Pls don’t ever give up fighting against the bigots and liars; you make me proud. Our story must be told not for political gain but to tell the world the suffering of our people. Bravo , if I had the power I would clone you and sal

    • Haqi

      Amlak misaka yikun sorry

  • Thomas

    Saleh, congratulations! Looking forward to reading your second book. Thomas

  • Well done! Saleh Gedi such an inspirational man can’t wait to read it.

  • Beyan Negash

    What a brilliant idea! A lot of times so many digitally induced good ideas are buried in the virtual dust-bins (archives) to totally be forgotten as soon as they are shelved. With this, we all can have a piece of current history – a living history if you will – with us to remind us of the arduous work of struggle that lies ahead.

    Everyone watch quietly, if any of the so called government loyalists will congratulate Saleh. If experience is any guide, they will probably accuse SG of exploitation – of reaping financial benefit of the misfortune of others -just be quiet and watch. This is one of those moments where one wouldn’t mind it one to be proven wrong.

    Way to go Saleh!
    Beyan

    • Beyan Negash

      This is one of those moments where one wouldn’t mind it one bit to be proven wrong.

  • Tesfabirhan Weldegabir Redie

    This is great work of the one who has good heart for his people and human rights. thanks SALIH! The voice of the voiceless and the words of the oppressed and never heard Eritreans who are subjected to the merciless expelling of totalitarian regime and whom they are bombarded with hollow patriotic words.

    Hope more works to be produced and tell the world and the Eritreans what is going on to our beloved sisters and brothers.

  • Yusuf

    Selamat Saleh
    Congratulations for authoring your second book and I look forward to reading it.
    All the best
    Yusuf

  • Congratulations brother Saleh. You are our salt of the earth and light of our world.

    Sincerely,

  • haile

    SG

    Great work, will order one soon! Cheers

  • Tamrat Tamrat

    Congratulation, Saleh “Gadi” Johar! A book of such a dynamic 2 decades long story would never be easy task to accomplish. I will read the book.

  • Zegeremo

    Congratulations, and ready to enjoy it!

    Regards

  • Tesfamariam

    Saleh,
    Congratulation for you book I can’t wait to read it
    Where and how can I get the book ?
    Tahnks

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear Saleh,

    That is great. I am sure i wil enjoy reading this book. may the alimighty keep you healthy and energatic now and forever.Amen

    • Kokhob Selam

      please read -i will- instead of- i wil.tks

  • Congratulation and thank you for writing the book Miriam Was Here! She Is Here! With great respect were your love and concern for Eritrea highly is appreciated, your heart, mind and love of mankind knows no boundaries. In that, as you expresses Eritrean youth feelings freely is better than all of us, you possessing wisdom, knowledge and the moral courage where that what you professes comes directly from the heart. May God bless you?

    • hizbawi

      Said, the book is titled “Miriam was here”
      not “Miriam Was Here! She Is Here”
      Gadi is saying the book is finally here.
      Congra Mr, Gadi

      • Thank you for the correction and is good you give attention

  • Semere T Habtemariam

    Congratulations my friend. I’m hoping to spend the weekend with Miriam Was Here.Talk to you soon.

  • Ghezae Hagos

    Selam Saleh Johar,

    Congratulations, dear Saleh. I wish you all the best in the promotion and sale of the book.

    All the best,
    GHB.

  • Selam, Saleh,

    Congratulation for your second book. I can’t imagine how you could get time to everything you do – administrating the website, writing articles as often as you do, authoring books, and above all taking care your family. You are blessed with endless energy and can do spirit… Just keep on going and convey the spoken and unspoken parts of our history. I can’t wait to read it. Again congrat my friend.

  • Semere Andom

    Saleh:
    It a delight to be graced by the launch of your book after being away for a couple of weeks.
    Telling their stories of suffering at the hands of their so called liberators is the least we can do for our young. I was in Europe and met many of the people who braved the desert to escape PFDJ and am sure their stories will be captured by our ownn Saleh Gadi
    thanks
    Semere