04 September 2018
(Asmara) A new book on the life history of Patriot Hamid Idris Awate, the pioneer of the armed struggle for Eritrean Independence, was inaugurated on 01 September. The 500 pages book was written by Mr. Haileselasie Woldu in connection with the 57th anniversary of the armed struggle for Eritrea’s independence.
Indicating the author had to go through for collecting information about the history of Patriot Hamid Idris Awate, Mr. Alemseged Tesfai, author and researcher, said that the book was first of its kind in narrating the life history of individuals and that will encourage others to follow the example.
Presenting a review of the book, Mr. Salahdin Ali, member of PFDJ Research and Documentation Center, said that the book narrates in a dramatic way the history of Hamid Idris Awate from his family background to the time he fired the first bullet signaling the beginning of the armed struggle for independence.
The author of the book, Mr. Haileselasie Woldu expressed appreciation for those who provided valuable information and those that encouraged him to write the book and presented a copy as a gift to the family members of Idris Awate.