Author : Afendi Muteqi

the City of Harar and the Harari People

The book Not yet published, pp.322

Name of the Book: Harar Gey: Ethnographic Tales of the
Mystic City
Author: Afendi Muteki
The Place and People in Focus: The Historical City of Harar and the
Harari People
Subjects: - Ethnography, along with History,
Sociology, Linguistics, Art, and
Heritage Management
Genre of the Book: Non- Fiction
Writing Style: Descriptive Story Telling (in the
Author’s own Style)
Language: Amharic (It could be translated in
Other Languages in the future)
Total Tales/ Chapters 19 (Excluding the Opening Poem, The
Memorial Section, the Beginning Tale, the
Reading Rules of the Book and a
Compressive Appendix)
Contents: - The Naming of the City (Harar),
- The Basics of Harari Ethnography
- The Harari Social Institutions
- Extensive Discussion on Gey Sinan
(The Harari Language)
- Gey Jugal (The Wall of the City), its
Foundation, Features, and Contents
- Harar Gey Bariyach (An Historical/
Anthropo-linguistic Survey of the Five
Gates of the City of Harar)
Data Sources: Author’s Ethnographic Research in the
City of Harar and Other Places in Eastern

Few words about the Author
- He was born on April 10/1978 in Gelemso town of Western Harerghe, East Ethiopia
- Wrote many articles since his early ages
- Wrote some widely read ethnographic essays about Harar, the Harari People and the Oromo of Harerghe on highly circulating Amharic newspaper called “Addis Admass”
- Author of Gelemso on Wikipedia (
- Etc…



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Continent  : Africa
Country    : Ethiopia
Region     : Harari
City.        : Harar
Latititude : 42.1227° E
Longitude: 93.126° N
Elevation : 1901. 94 m
                 6239.96 '
Climate  :  Subtropical

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1) Brunch for the Washington DC Vicinity Harari Community :

     March 26, 10:00 Am - 2 Pm

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     6120 Manchester Lakes Drive

     Alexandia, VA 22310


2) Harari Communities In Toronto Are Invited To attend Member's meeting on March 11 at Harari Heritage Center.

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