Meeting Haben for the first time felt a lot like meeting myself.
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.
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.
An evening with a young Eritrean deacon takes place nowhere, in particular, but in the depths of my heart.
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.
I learned new superstitions in Eritrea this past summer, and others are gleaned from my mother’s musings.