Haddis Alemayehu (Amharic: ሀዲስ ዓለማየሁ; haddis alämayähu) ((1910-10-15)15 October 1910 – 6 December 2003(2003-12-06)), also transliterated Hadis Alamayahu, was a Foreign Minister and novelist from Ethiopia. His Amharic novel Fəqər əskä Mäqabər (Love to the Grave, 1968) is considered a classic of modern Ethiopian literature.
He was born in the Endor Kidane Miheret section of the city of Debre Marqos, the son of an Orthodox priest, Abba Alemayehu Solomon. As a boy, he began his education within the system of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, studying at the monasteries of Debre Elias, Debre Werq, and Dima. Later, he moved to Addis Ababa where he enrolled at the Swedish Mission and later at the Tafari Makonnen School for further education of the secular sort (EthioView December 12, 2003). He was eventually awarded an honorary doctorate by Addis Ababa University.
Thomas L. Kane. Ethiopian Literature in Amharic. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 1975. ISBN 3-447-01675-2
Hailu Fulass, "Realism in Haddis Alemayehu", in: Taddesse Adera & Ali Jimale Ahmed, Silence is not golden : a critical anthology of Ethiopian literature. Lawrenceville, NJ: Red Sea Press 1995. ISBN 0-932415-46-6. ISBN 0-932415-47-4.
Reidulf K. Molvaer. Black Lions: the creative lives of modern Ethiopia's literary giants and pioneers. Lawrenceville, NJ: Red Sea Press 1997. ISBN 1-56902-016-7. ISBN 1-56902-017-5.