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Dr. Fikre Tolossa’s Releases New BOOK “HEAVEN TO EDEN”


Heaven To Eden, a new philosophical, dramatic epic by Fikre Tolossa (professor of humanities) released and available at amazon.com

Heaven to Eden is a dramatic epic in rhyming verse in the tradition of three of the world’s best  poets– Dante, Milton, and Goethe. It reveals why God granted life, depicts the meaning of living, the reason for existence, the origin and destination of souls, the formation of the universe, the creation, rebellion, and fall of angels and humans, the existence of other worlds and UFOs, as well as free will and the lack of it. It reveals how God created the first human beings in Ethiopia around the rivers Ghion and today’s Wabishebele.  It takes place eons ago when God was alone in a beautiful, but unpopulated heaven. The book is an enjoyable read as well as adaptable for the stage, film, and opera. It is adorned with a musical language that speaks to the soul.

“As I read the pages, I was transported to a special realm. In all the books I have read, plays, poems, and prose works of great writers, I was never transported this way to hear the plans and discussions of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit… I could not talk for a while after reading these pages …Lives will change through this writing.” – Flora Williams, poet, rabbi, TV host.

About the Author

Born in Ethiopia, Fikre Tolossa, Ph.D. poet-playwright, is currently professor of philosophy and literature at the University of Lincoln, Oakland, California. He studied literature and creative writing at the famed Gorky Institute for Literature in Moscow, Russia, where he earned an MA degree with mark Excellent for his creative writings. The author received a Ph.D. in comparative literature (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Bremen, Germany.

He has taught creative writing and liberal arts at universities in Germany and the U.S. for the past 35 years. He has composed over fifty plays, stories, screenplays, and articles. His movie, “Multicolored Flowers” was featured at the San Francisco film festival in 2010. He is well known in Ethiopia for his play “Guadengamochu”, otherwise known as “Mekabir Kofariw ina Yeresasatin Shachiu”.

Soft Cover – 7×10

220 pages