Medemer (መደመር) is a non-fiction book written by Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s prime minister. The book is published in 2019 and has a genre of political philosophy.
The concept of medemer is the pillar of Abiy’s political philosophy. And it is a highly abused word by the prime minister. The word medemer is translated into English as ‘synergy’ which indicates the cooperation between the people and the government, between parties, different religions, and between states and peoples of Ethiopia.
So the prime minister wrote this book to analyze Ethiopia’s political history. And he tries to indicate the good and the bad. The main aim of this book is to lay a common ground in which the new Ethiopia is built. It preaches the way of peace and reconciliation that will lead this country to a better future. The prime minister is now trying to make this word a political ideology and it is reflected in his repeated public speeches and other published books.
Eveenthoug he is Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed is a longtime writer and has written several books apart from his political endeavors. And he is also an excellent public speaker.
This book is recommended for anyone who wishes to understand the prime minister’s political philosophy. The book is also beneficial for those interested in the political history of Ethiopia.