This paper tries to present an overview of the essay in Tigrigna in its early phase. By virtue of its exploratory character, it attempts to present, rather copiously, examples of the different types of Tigrigna essays written during the 1940s. One of its main tasks is to show how the consolidation and maturity of the essay in Tigrigna is inextricably linked to the political debates of the day. On top of this, it tries to provide the political, ethical and epistemological context within which the essay, as a distict genre, emerged and operated, and explores their stylistic and literary qualities.
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