Poem: Amerikawit

Amerikawit is a poem about a young American woman whose figure and language skills makes her feel inferior to the locals in a small African country.

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4 Eritrean Superstitions & Beliefs

I learned new superstitions in Eritrea this past summer, and others are gleaned from my mother’s musings.

How to Navigate Ketema as a Diaspora II

Part 2 of tips aimed to guide diaspora in Maekel Ketema – [the neighborhood] in the African city that never sleeps.

How to Navigate Ketema as a Diaspora in Eritrea

Part I of tips aimed to guide diaspora in Maekel Ketema – [the neighborhood] in the African city that never sleeps.

30 Powerful Questions On Linguist Identity in the Diaspora

“I Swear on My Mother’s Tongue” is a collection of writing about the frustrations of acquiring a new tongue, or in this context the parent’s first language, often a dilemma for immigrant children residing outside of his|her family’s native country. 31 questions introduces the series and affirms to the diaspora that their frustration is not in vain.

Could I Handle Asmara’s Attitude?

Anecdotes of cultural clashes in Asmara and coming to my senses after a series of less pleasant encounters with Asmarinos.