Somewhere on a downtown street (adjacent to Alba Bistro) there’s an open wifi spot called Triple H OUTDOOR. I tried connecting and you bet, it didn’t work. At the time of my trip (May to the end of July), Kuwait Dinar had the highest foreign currency exchange in Eritrea. The exchange rate is 49.5…… Continue reading 10 Surprising Things I Learned While Traveling in Eritrea
The complexities of a mother-daughter relationship in the Eritrean diaspora
I retrieved several notes centered on love and life inspired by my travels throughout Eritrea in the summer of 2014. Some were written in hindsight.
An impromtu family photo shoot in the countryside fourteen years later.
Tigrinya is the principal language of Eritrea and is documented to have been found in text around 13th century. Growing up in the diaspora didn’t always present opportunities to practice my mother’s native language outside of the home. It doesn’t have to be that way for everyone else, and through this small grammar lesson I wish to encourage other Diaspora Eritreans to practice their pronunciation and grammar of our beautiful tongue.
A young diaspora learns to accept and move past deep-seated resentment toward her father’s country in this short poem.