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Aug 18th 2011 10:41AM RUSYN,
As a Harari American, I have to say I'm extremely offended by the conclusion you came to about my ancient culture based on one blog post. Harari people are not elitist in anyway shape or form, and the raised platforms are there out of respect. Only elders of the family, or guests are encouraged to sit there because we honor our elders and the value they hold and because we honor our guests and expect the same treatment we are guests. We are an extremely hospitable culture. Also, please be advised that we all eat together, share things, and live in one community.. this is also evident in our communities in the diaspora. I would encourage you to gain a better understanding of a culture and people before you come an extremely offensive and misguided conclusion.
Aug 18th 2011 10:32AM Hi Sean,
My name is Sozit, I'm a first generation, harari american .. living in California. I really enjoyed your post and all the pictures..it seems you got a great understanding of our culture during your stay in Harar. I really enjoyed stumbling upon it :) Thanks for sharing!