Title: From Diaspora Literature Today's subtitle is: A good man is hard to find!
Author: Akram Hanno
Date: 09-23-2020, 01:06 AM
01:06 AM September, 22 2020
From Diaspora Literature
Today's subtitle is: A good man is hard to find!
"A friend is known by the company he keeps"
My dearest friends, teachers, University co-lecturers and fellow students let me today to talk about an eminent figure whom I came to know him three years ago, where I was a lecturer at University of Medical Sciences and Technology (MUST); when I was talking to his classmate Dr. Zeinab Hassoun about UN interviews and how you can overstep them. She accidentally mentioned his name, since then l knew him verbally...
I also met him virtually in May, 2020, in the Sudanese Linguistic Circle (SLC) Platform "Summer's Seminars", where l am regular member there. He humbly sent me a Facebook friend request ... From that day on we incessantly kept contacting each other every so often. All of a sudden, he mentioned that he shortly lives in Jeddah (=KSA), where l currently reside.
I courageously took the initiative likewise he did; to ask him about his phone number then later, we scheduled a meeting which was held on July 10th at Haifaa Mall where we for the first time met, physically. Frankly, I was absolutely thrilled, having met with him.
It's truly worth mentioning that l came to know Dr. Mekki Bashir Mustafa Elbadri closely as a father ( father of three little birds and a son), a friend, coach and an author who loyally devoted his life for more than two decades to proudly and profoundly talk about his University lecturer and ex-supervisor as well Dr. Vivian Yagi; May Allah let her soul rest peacefully in the highest Paradise, for whom he singled her out for writing a biography of her life - from cradle to grave and from Paris to Omdurman, where she settled in there till she buried, fulfilling her big Dream. That I am recently reviewing it, per se, a credit for me. Moreover, and above all; he is a human whom whose personality traits can uniquely be found in a person in his status; a humble, noble man and kind of folk that you instantly like him. Additionally, his exuberant knowledge make him scholarly a modest man.
I kept his company for a four-day journey to Jazan, which was really as asset for me to know him up-close. It's said that: "We're all travellers in the wilderness of the world and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend". If I am no misquoted that is so true thus I found him and cordially gives what what gets. Furthermore, he is an easy-going, open-minded and extrovert, who loves meeting new people, gathering them and get them to know each other. He is a highly methodical person that ever met; truth be told.
I am also so lucky that he introduced me to many of his relatives, friends and acquaintances; namely, Professor Awad Ibrahim - Canada, Dr. Carolyn Benson - New York, USA and Dr. Ahmad Mahil - UAE, for whom l owe many due thanks and respect. As a matter of fact, he also introduced me to Toastmasters International therefore, l am indebted for him and of course, for everything!
Last but not least, I was in his farewell on his way back to the (Big Apple) NYC, which l bitterly accepted inasmuch as life goes on.
In the end, go well, stay well and stay safe, May Allah bless you and your family as well.
Sept 21st, 2020
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