Evaluated from the point of view of the person’s exceptionally long life and his precious contribution in the spheres of Ethiopian politics, literature, culture and education, as a whole, Haddis Alemayehu would deserve to be celebrated every year either on the occasion of his birthday or on that of his death.

Find out more about his works here and here

KENYA’S GRACE OGOT – 1930 – 2015

For decades, she took up the pen and told the most gripping stories that hooked many a reader. She is no doubt a woman who has powerfully influenced East Africa’s literature. Together with Charity Wacium she is the first Anglophone female Kenyan writer to be published.
Read more about her life here and a few thoughts abut her works here and here
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