The Power of a Keyboard: An Evening with Disability Rights Lawyer Haben Girma

Meeting Haben for the first time felt a lot like meeting myself.

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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.

The Film “Hagereseb” Portrays Urban Life in the Eritrean Diaspora

Hagereseb (2015) is a win that belongs to one of the world’s newest African diaspora groups. This must-see film highlights the Eritrean-American experience.

The Deacon

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

Poem: Amerikawit

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.

4 Eritrean Superstitions & Beliefs

I learned new superstitions in Eritrea this past summer, and others are gleaned from my mother’s musings.