The Deacon

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

Saeed: An Asmara Love Story

A foreigner and a handsome local meet at a dress shop. The foreigner requests a custom-made outfit. The local is a garment worker at the shop and now assigned to make the dress. What will happen once they lock eyes?

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.

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.