Forgiving My Father’s Country, A Poem from the Eritrean Diaspora

A young diaspora learns to accept and move past deep-seated resentment toward her father’s country in this short poem.

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The Other End of the Line

An everyday phone call between an Eritrean mother and her American daughter is rooted in faith, respect, and unconditional love.

The Film “Hagereseb” Portrays Urban Life in the Eritrean Diaspora

Hagereseb (2015) is a win that belongs to one of the world’s newest African diaspora groups. This must-see film highlights the Eritrean-American experience.

After Tragedy, How (Not) to Mourn for Regat

When I met Regat, I immediately sensed her spirit animal a dolphin. Her playfulness, coöperation, and inner strength are what makes her beautiful. Not to mention her gift of gab. My aunt, Regat, cherishes emotional human contact and is the first person to laugh at her clumsy habits despite what life has hurled out.

The Deacon

An evening with a young Eritrean deacon takes place nowhere, in particular, but in the depths of my heart.

The Commute: A Story from Hollywood and Highland

When you find introspection in the form of an underground subway art installation two thousand four hundred fifty miles away from home

A Sibling’s Journey to Autism in Eritrea

I refer to the head of the National Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Eritrea on a first name basis. It only took one conversation to realize that Kiflay genuinely cares about this special population in Eritrea.