Repost:”A lot of people ,particularly Oromo ,have heard the story about a certain Oromo girl who was taken to Germany as a slave of a German aristocrat in the nineteenth century . This is an attempt to shed light on the interesting story of this girl .
First of all , what they heard was a true story that began in 1837 in the former Empire of Mehemed Ali .
The German prince Hermann Von puckler – Muskau had visited Egypt where he found a beautiful girl on Cairo slave market and purchased her on the spot , as he was deeply impressed by her appearance . She was called AJiame at that time , a name she was given by the slave traders ; her real name was Mahbuba or Bilile. She accompanied the prince during his travels , to the Orient and back to Europe from 1837 to 1840. She died very young ( when she was about 16 years of age ) in Bad Muskau , a little town about 160 km south of Berlin ,in 1840 . There are no descendants of her . The castle of Bad Muskau , where she had spent less than a year , is now a Museum in which one can find a sculpture and a portrait of Mahbuba .
The above points are taken from the article written by Kathrin Schmitt , in the article that entitled – Machbuba – An Oromo Slave -Girl who won the heart of a German Prince.”
Continue reading from the link below:https://oromocommentary.files.wordpress.com/…/machbuba-an-o… , Only the text is taken from the above source.
Via: The Oromo Country – Oromia