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Tilahun Tassew
A management consultant, historian and historical novelist
A management consultant, historian and historical novelist


አዳባይ መጀመሪያ በኩራዝ አሳታሚ ድርጅት ታትሞ ከወጣ በኋላ ከተሰጡ አስተያየቶች ውስጥ ጥቂቶቹ።
“Ethiopian literary interest in the patriots-and condemnation of –the fascist invasion and occupation- continued after the Ethiopian Revolution of 1974. This later period witnessed the publication of at least four important novels on the subject as well as the production of several significant plays…..The first of these novels Tilahun Tassew’s (Adabai) …. appeared in 1982-3.”
Richard Pankhurst: The Ethiopian Patriots, As Depicted in Amharic
Literature: Some Introductory Remarks, Part 4, Addis Tribune, Friday
April 19, 2002

“In June, 1983, …Seyoum Wolde, Lecturer at the Addis Ababa School of Fine Arts, asked his junior students to collect some money and every student contributed 50 cents. With that money, Seyoum bought ..two novels (Maebel and Adabai) . Since the end of the academic year approached, the books were distributed by lot. Melaknesh Atnafu, a 17 year-old, got Maebel and Hailemariam Feleke, aged 22, obtained Adabai.

“After two months, the students produced 60 sketches. Melaknesh read the novel three times and created 25 impressive sketches, while Haile Mariam on his part made 35 sketches after reading the novel four times. The director of the school is so moved by the sketches that he had decided to exhibit the works in the gallery of the school.”
The Ethiopian Herald, Promising Illustrators, Wednesday 16
November 1983

“…የጥላሁን ጣሰው ታሪክ ቀመስ ልቦለድ ድርሰት፣ አዳባይ፣ በአምስቱ ዓመት የነፃነት ትግል ወቅት ለተከናወኑ ድርጊቶችና በወቅቱም ለነበሩ ጭብጥ ሁኔታዎች ሳይንሳዊ ትርጓሜ ለመስጠት ጥረት የተደረገበት በመሆኑ ድንቅና መልካም ጅምር የሚያሰኝ ነው። በእኔ አመለካከት ለሌሎችም የታሪክ ጸሐፊዎች የአጻጻፍና የድርጊቶች አተረጓጐም አርአያነትያለው ነው።”
መሠረት ይጥና (መጽሐፍ ግምገማ) ሠርቶ አደር ጋዜጣ ሐሙስ የካቲት
10ቀን 1975
“የጥላሁን ጣሰው አዲስ መጽሐፍ “አዳባይ” የወረራው ዘመን አካታች አንድ ብርቅዬ መዘክር ይመስለኛል።”
ልሣነ ዮሐንስ፣ የእናት ኢትዮጵያ “እርመኛ” ባለቅኔዎች፣ አዲስ ዘመን
መጋቢት 30 ቀን 1975
አዳባይ በእውቁ ደራሲ በዳኛቸው ወርቁ “የጽሑፍ ጥበብ መመሪያ” ላይ አራት
ጊዜ ለመጠቀስ የቻለ ድርሰት ነው።
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Adabai is reprinted after 32 years on Amazon. Those of you who could buy through internet you could do so. Other who do not have such facilities and want to have a digital copy of Adabai could write me and I will e-mail it to them.
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