Articles by Memuna Konteh

I’m Memuna Konteh, a Sierra Leonean writer who grew up in North Yorkshire and is currently based in London. I believe that broadening perspectives of history helps us gauge a deeper understanding of our present.

Edison

Edison: The Man Behind The Machines

Whilst perfecting the lightbulb, he’s said to have written the phrase “genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration”.


Diaries

Diaries That Shaped History

Curie wrote several manuscripts detailing the experiments she and her husband would conduct, as well as personal journal entries.


The Gregorian Calendar

What Is The Gregorian Calendar?

To restore the association between Easter and the true Spring equinox, the reformed calendar jumped ten days, so in 1582 Thursday the 4th of October was followed by Friday the 15th of October.


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