Ras Tafari Renaissance

♔ Empress Menen Asfaw (Wällätä Gïyorgís) Memorial ✤ እቴጌ መነን አስፋው (ወለተ ጊዮርግስ) ♔

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

This is another one of the many interpretations of the Scriptures from the light of Ras Tafari by, I, Lidj Yefdi (pronounced Lij, Yef-dee).

Ras Tafari Renaissance writes to give perspective to another posting here  with your’s truly Lidj Yefdi, & today, just to set a reminder and uplift a memorial to a mother of our nation, especially Ethiopians, Ras Tafari, Israelites/Hebrews and those of like; we honor our Empress of Ethiopia/Israel, Menen Asfaw (Wollätä Gïyorgís), the Queen of Queens/Kings.

Biogrpahy of Empress Menen Asfaw authored by Anjali Parnell

First off as the world would say, “Happy 127th Birthday To Empress Menen Asfaw;” the wife & Empress to
Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. Empress Menen Asfaw was born, actually on the 3rd of April, year 1891.  Megabeet – (መጋቢት), 25th day (Qen – ቀን), year 1883 according the Ethiopian calculations.

A signet of Woizero(Mrs.) Menen

The things that can be expounded upon when speaking about this extraordinary womb man (Ras Tafari expression of womanly essence); can’t be summed up in just a few sentences or paragraphs. But, rest assured here that I will provide you with a little bit more information to research and retrace, to begin to take a deeper look into the life of the companion of the illustrious Emperor Haile Sellassie I of Ethiopia, whom had a light of her own to shine which truly complimented the emperor’s.

Yekatit 12 – [aka Princess Zänäbäwärq School] Addis Ababa (administered by Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford’s wife; Mignon Innis Ford) one of many schools Empress Menen lead the charge for regeneration in Ethiopia with Ethiopian-born and expatriated diasporan Africans in the wake of growing the nation.

Yekatit 12 – Princess Zenebeworq School

[ca. 1936-41]

School built by the Empress bearing her name during the 1930s

Also, as a patriot for her people and advocate for the well-being of others I don’t think anyone could find another person, so compassionate.  Empress Menen, (or otherwise known as Wällätä Giyorgisወለተ ጊዮርግስ) helped to establish many significant projects, institutions, and policies within the Ethiopian Empire.

Even, throughout the invasion of the Italian-Fascist regime of then said leader, Benito Mussolini; Empress Menen sought to the best of her ability to secure the protection and sufficiency of helpless in her country.  Her continued dedication was shown in her vehement but, refined approach to establishing educational institution throughout the country in conjunction with various nationals of other countries.

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