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

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

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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.

The Deacon

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

How to [Not] Pronounce Eritrea

AIR-REE-TREE-UH is a common incorrect pronunciation of EH-REE-THRAH alternatively EH-REE-THREE-YAH a country in North East Africa. compare video and audio below to hear the difference How to Actually Pronounce Eritrea

Could I Handle Asmara’s Attitude?

Anecdotes of cultural clashes in Asmara and coming to my senses after a series of less pleasant encounters with Asmarinos.