The author has written a number of books in Amharic. His first novel (አዳባይ Adabay) was published by Kuraz Publishers in 1982. Most of his novels are based on the anti-Fascist patriotic struggle of 1935-1940 and the post Second World War situation in Ethiopia. His first English novel 'Trying Times' was published by Shama Books in 2011.Recently, he wrote two history books in Amharic about the first and second Ethio-Italian wars. This history book, in English, deals with the military and diplomatic battles of Menelik the Second, Emperor of Ethiopia.Two years after crowned Emperor of Ethiopia, Menelik rejected the Berlin and Brussels conferences decisions on the scramble of Africa. In a letter dated April 1891, addressed to European colonial powers he declared that Ethiopia's territory extends to Lake Albert in the south, to Indian Ocean in the east and the White Nile in the west. His opposition was a declaration that there are no territories to scramble other than Menelik's sovereign empire. In his letter, Menelik expressed his firm belief that God has preserved Ethiopian independence and will not allow occupation of his country by foreign powers.In 1895 when Italy tried to annex the Tigray province Menelik defeated it in three months battles. The battle started in Alage with Menelik's General Ras Mekonen led army. The victory at Alage resounded in Europe. The Italian government mobilized 40,000 soldiers and sent them on 11 ships to Eritrea to participate in the coming battles. This was followed by additional mobilization of 6,000 more soldiers and weaponry and was sent by six ships to Massawa. Thus in accordance to Raymond Jonas 46,000 Italian soldiers were added to the Italian force in Eritrea after the Battle of Alage. The mobilization continued for months. The Victory of Alage was followed by other victories in Awsa and Mekelle and culminated in the Victory of the Battle of Adwa.This book, other than the Ethiopian and Italian confrontation, details Ethiopia's expeditions against the Anglo-Egyptians in the Sudan and south to Lake Albert. This expedition led by Ras Mekonen to the White Nile was done in alliance with Khalifa Abdullahi of the Mahdiya State. This could be considered the first pan African military alliance. The expedition reached the White Nile in two directions. Another expedition led by Ras Wolde Giorgis to Lake Albert short landed at Lake Rudolf. The Columbia Courier on March 18, 1904 wrote that Menelik "defeated the cherished "Cape to Cairo" dream of the late Cecil Rhodes. This book elucidates the military and diplomatic history of the battles with the Italians, the expeditions to the White Nile in the Sudan in alliance with the Mahdi Kalifa Abdullahi and the two pronged expeditions to the south to reach Lake Albert. These battles changed the course of history in the 19th century. Menelik was also a great diplomat. He built a lifelong friendship with Europeans and Americans who served him in his diplomatic effort. One of them, Ellis briefed Menelik on political concepts based on the Monroe Doctrine of 'America for Americans' that impressed Menelik very much. With Ellis Menelik forwarded the idea of "Africa for Africans". He even learned how to pronounce these mottos in English. When Menelik was told that Mr. Carnegie, the American industrialist and philanthropist, support to the right of American blacks he sent him a letter thanking him. Mr. Carnegie responded that he "has been deeply moved by receiving a letter written by his Imperial Majesty's own hand and conveying his good wishes. It is a great honor and the letter has been framed. It will be handed down to future generations and testify that in this day there reigned in Abyssinia a great and wise Monarch who knew the world and what was going in countries far from his own and gave to what he saw to good his august approval.