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Embracing Digital Minimalism, A Book Review

In today’s technology-driven world, our lives have become increasingly intertwined with a myriad of digital devices and platforms. Social media, smartphones, and an endless array of applications compete for our attention, leading to a constant barrage of notifications and a never-ending cycle of information consumption. Cal Newport’s book, “Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in […]

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Book Review: Deep Work

“Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” by Cal Newport is a guide to achieving success and productivity in a world filled with distractions. The book argues that deep work, which is defined as the ability to focus on cognitively demanding tasks without distraction, is becoming increasingly rare and valuable in today’s […]

Book Review: Stolen Focus

“Stolen Focus” is a book by Johann Hari that explores the issue of attention and focus in our modern world. The book argues that our ability to concentrate is under constant assault from a variety of sources, including technology, social media, and the ever-increasing demands of our daily lives. The book is divided into three […]

Kapuściński and the Autocrats

Source: Book and Film Globe |  Neal Pollack The late Polish journalist, like no other writer, understood societies in crisis Everyone’s busy checking Orwell out of the library and pretending to read 1984 right now, because apparently we live in an “Orwellian” reality. But if you really want to understand, or at least try to […]

Ethiopia’s Long War

London Review of Book | Maaza Mengiste I have​ a hazy childhood memory of soldiers breaking into our house. They had come to question my grandfather, who they believed was hiding someone they wanted to arrest. It was not long after the start of the 1974 revolution in Ethiopia that would depose Emperor Haile Selassie and […]


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Ethiopia – A Country Study 1993