December 17

Es’kia Mphahlele

Es’kia Mphahlele (born December 17, 1919) South African fiction writer, human rights activist – Down Second Avenue (1959)

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 Es’kia Mphahlele

William Safire

William Safire (born December 17, 1929) U.S. columnist, etymologist, speechwriter – “On Language” (New York Times column)

The Open Library collection of William Safire books is here

Bill Safire talks about Abraham Lincoln's writing