Ethiopian Business Review

You know how we hear about the great love stories of great people who lived centuries ago? Like Mark Antony and Cleopatra, Napoleon and Josephine and the list could go on. A lot has been said about such legendary lovers, we recount their all-consuming love and how they united to conquer the world and its imagination. They gave everything and lost everything; it made them and destroyed them.

Friday, 15 November 2013 03:00
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We have learned about the Dergue regime in our history classes, we hear about the brutal dictatorship that reigned after the end of the monarchy in 1974, we hear stories from our families, see documentaries, firsthand witnesses and victims on TV every now and then. All these are enough to know about the ruthless years and dark days that prevailed in Ethiopia for 17 years; but how about a fictional account based on these true events and history?

Friday, 15 November 2013 03:00
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“Everywhere I go now people treat me like I’m doomed!” says Elizabeth Gilbert on her Ted Talk session in 2009, “they come up to me now all worried and they say aren’t you afraid? Aren’t you afraid that you are never going to be able to top that? Aren’t you afraid you are going to keep writing your whole life and you’re never again going to create a book that anybody in the world cares about at all? Ever…again?” And her answer to that is yes, she is afraid of that as much as she was afraid of not being successful when she was a teenager.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 20:52
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