After Tragedy, How (Not) to Mourn for Regat

When I met Regat, I immediately sensed her spirit animal a dolphin. Her playfulness, coƶperation, 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.

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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

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?

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.

A Window to the Past: St. Maryam Dearit

Virgin Mary is remembered today as the mother of Jesus Christ – a woman with powers beholden in her to conceive him by air – and a semblance of her whether on a chain or in a photo can be found in the homes of many Christians.

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Speak Your Mother’s Tongue

A random night of internet surfing led me to a Ted Talk which disproves myths surrounding adult language learners.