10 Surprising Things I Learned While Traveling in Eritrea

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

Hers: an ezine about a daughter’s love featuring Abeba Alemseged

The complexities of a mother-daughter relationship in the Eritrean diaspora

Littering: 15 Love Notes about Eritrea, Nostalgia, and Men.

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.

Bringing Three Generations Under One Sun: A Family Photo Shoot

An impromtu family photo shoot in the countryside fourteen years later.

Learn Tigrinya: An Oral Grammar Lesson on Eritrean Coffee

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.

Forgiving My Father’s Country, A Poem from the Eritrean Diaspora

A young diaspora learns to accept and move past deep-seated resentment toward her father’s country in this short poem.

The Other End of the Line

An everyday phone call between an Eritrean mother and her American daughter is rooted in faith, respect, and unconditional love.