The Most Hon. Maitre Artiste World Laureate AFEWERK TEKLE

In 1960, when for the first time in the nations’ modern history, the wishes, determination, and the strength of the imperial power was questioned and shaken by the brightest and youngest sons of the nation, the cultural fabric that had kept the nation intact for several centuries began to erode. The artist and his destiny, the problem of his inhibition in the collective psyche came increasingly to the forefront. Intellectuals and politicians as well as students argued about politics and the creation of a constitution, but the country was sick, sick in its fiber and sick at heart. It was too late to hope for the center to hold.

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