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April 28, 2011 / qalbesa

new book, Oromo fiction in english

teferi nigussie

abba gada

this book is written by well known Oromo writer Teferi Nigussie to tell the world about Oromo.The book is aim to adreess issues of Oromo to the African and all black writers who is going to held session in Finifinne from2nd may to4th may 2011. It recomand Gada for current political and social crises the world as well as black people face. Buy and read it.



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  1. qalbesa / May 10 2011 4:55 pm

    very nice Oromo fiction book i ever read in English

  2. jalata / May 14 2011 8:49 pm

    Dear the writer

    First of all I would like to congratulate you for writing stories concerned with different issues of Oromo using English. I think your book is the first of its kind. I am also the fist person to buy the book, as you told me earlier. Now I am writing you this message after I read the book from A-Z within few hours. But what may be odd is that I did not only read it, but also providing my own personal comments on the stories. Do you believe this Tafari? Are you going to congratulate me to be the first buyer of the book, reader of the book and critique of the book? This is because once you star reading the book, you will be eager to know the end. Thus it makes you read with great suspense.

    I found all the three stories interesting and enjoyable. Thus the book easily communicates, educate or remind moral values of the Oromo people to the people of the world or to the Oromo themselves. First story tells us the sociopolitical system of the Oromo people-Gada system. Specifically how the gada system lost its role among the Oromo people and the suffering of the concerned people to prevent its distruction and the final fate. The second narrates the paricipartion of Oromo people in political election of the country and how and why they are decivieved in the process and what happen to the life of the people specicially between the two individuals. The final one point out the political consiciousnous of Oromo people after they are decieved by the so called election. In the stories the writer also create an apportunity to teach afan oromo tems by translation and contextualization of words in the book. In general I found the book all rounded toching different sphers of life:politics,social,cultural and etc

    Saying this much about the strength of the book I would like to say a few words on things that should be improved. First the introduction written to the stories is very short. Since the book can be also read by non-oromos, you should provide adequate information about Oromo people in your introducion. Secondly you have used different Oromo terms and words related to the Gada system. To enable others learn about the terms you are expect to provide thier equvalent translation in english inside the text or at footnote or at the end as glossy. The other thing is Afan Oromo is rich is proverbs and sayings. As the Oromo people began and end talk using them you should use them in the your work so that the stories can reflect cultural values and become artistic. Finally I encountere very sily editing errors .Thus edit them in your future editi
    To wind up my comment, Know that this is your beginning, move foreword .The book show that as you have ability of producing more works out of the rich tradition of Oromo We expect much more from you. May waaqa bless the night for all of us!!
    from BASAQA

    • Oumar Hussein / May 16 2012 4:14 am

      Jalata, I couldn’t find the book here in USA. Please,send me the website so that I can read it.

      Thank you

  3. Tura / Jun 18 2011 2:25 pm

    Kitaaba asoosamaa kee kan ammaaafaan Ingiliziin barreessite hin dubbisne.Garuu mata dureen isaa natti toleee jira. Akka kootti kan natti tole afaan addunyaan ittiin waliii galuun ogbarruun oromoo barreeffamuuun addunyaan kun OROMOOn eenyu kan jedhuuf deebii kan argatu natti fakkaata
    Kanarra garuu gaafan kitaabicha dubbisen yaada siif kennua.Jabaadhu.

  4. Kârînä Møhá / Jul 2 2011 3:35 am

    I would love to read it where can I purchase from? and how much?

  5. Duudhaa / Nov 1 2011 10:59 am

    Teferi, would you please let me know where i could get it?

  6. danbele / Jul 20 2012 11:25 am

    Garidha Jabadha !

  7. habtaamuu itichaa / Feb 25 2013 11:50 am

    galaatoomi,kitaabota kee danuu dubbiseera.ammas jaabadhu.haaraa kan baarreessite yoo jiraate email kootiin naaf katabi.

  8. Christy / Mar 11 2013 12:15 am

    Everything is very open with a really clear description of
    the challenges. It was truly informative. Your website is very useful.
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. mohammedreshad abrahim adem / Sep 18 2013 5:06 pm

    baay’ee dansaadha itti fufa!

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