The Deacon

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

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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?

A Sibling’s Journey to Autism in Eritrea

I refer to the head of the National Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Eritrea on a first name basis. It only took one conversation to realize that Kiflay genuinely cares about this special population in Eritrea.

How I Learned to Love My Name

The meaning of “Ariam” and the reason why I stopped mispronouncing my name [on purpose]

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.

How to Navigate Ketema as a Diaspora II

Part 2 of tips aimed to guide diaspora in Maekel Ketema – [the neighborhood] in the African city that never sleeps.

How to Navigate Ketema as a Diaspora in Eritrea

Part I of tips aimed to guide diaspora in Maekel Ketema – [the neighborhood] in the African city that never sleeps.