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.
I learned new superstitions in Eritrea this past summer, and others are gleaned from my mother’s musings.
Part 2 of tips aimed to guide diaspora in Maekel Ketema – [the neighborhood] in the African city that never sleeps.
Part I of tips aimed to guide diaspora in Maekel Ketema – [the neighborhood] in the African city that never sleeps.
Meanwhile everyone else slept through it…
“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.
Anecdotes of cultural clashes in Asmara and coming to my senses after a series of less pleasant encounters with Asmarinos.