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

Bringing Three Generations Under One Sun: A Family Photo Shoot

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

After Tragedy, How (Not) to Mourn for Regat

When I met Regat, I immediately sensed her spirit animal a dolphin. Her playfulness, coöperation, and inner strength are what makes her beautiful. Not to mention her gift of gab. My aunt, Regat, cherishes emotional human contact and is the first person to laugh at her clumsy habits despite what life has hurled out.

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.