Atibiya (አጥቢያ) is an Ethiopian novel written by the famous author of our time Alemayehu Gelagay. In the story, Ertiban, from a wealthy family. She writes her graduation paper on the displaced peoples of 4-kilo from their neighborhood. On the process, she meets a young journalist, and she gets in conflict with her father.
In the book, Alemayehu tells us about 4 kilo. He shows us the condition of the displaced peoples’ families, the destruction of the culture of the neighborhood, the strength of the social interaction.
Ethiopian readers love this author for his creative use of Amharic language and his sarcastic writing style. He focuses on the lower level of the society and the poor, he tries to preserve the societal values and traditions of classic city life.