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Daily trivia: William Hazlitt

Today is the birthday of William Hazlitt. He was born in Maidstone, England on 10th April, 1778. He was a journalist and essayist by profession and one of the pioneers of the familiar (or informal) essay. 359 more words

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The taste

You know the feeling. That instance of impact of slightly reheated slimy coffee that has gone untouched for three days (or you don’t know how long it has been standing there, really, breeding colonies of bacteria and fungi), on your unsuspecting tongue, well not exactly unsuspecting as you are still able to keep a semblance of a well-kept apartment, so you have an idea what you will get yourself into and probably how long it has been since the last time you brewed coffee; still you go on as it doesn’t matter now. 462 more words

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A pioneer in and a father of an(informal) essay in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Writers Association (EWA) had recently organized a special event to honor a prolific and veteran author that has stamped a gargantuan footprint on Ethiopian literary history. 1,205 more words

A pioneer in and a father of modern ( informal) essay in Ethiopia

 

By Alem Hailu

 

The Ethiopian Writers Association (EWA) had recently organized a special event to honor a prolific and veteran author that has stamped a gargantuan footprint on Ethiopian literary history. 1,205 more words