10 Surprising Things I Learned While Traveling in Eritrea

Somewhere on a downtown street (adjacent to Alba Bistro) there’s an open wifi spot called Triple H OUTDOOR. I tried connecting and you bet, it didn’t work.   At the time of my trip (May to the end of July), Kuwait Dinar had the highest foreign currency exchange in Eritrea. The exchange rate is 49.5…… Continue reading 10 Surprising Things I Learned While Traveling in Eritrea

How I Learned to Read Tigrinya in Three Months

Learning to read in Tigrinya is something I never thought of doing myself, and yet after doing it for myself, I am here to tell you that you can too.

I’ve Been Wearing Flower Crowns Since ’95 and 15 Other Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

some facts might surprise you…

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 Other End of the Line

An everyday phone call between an Eritrean mother and her American daughter is rooted in faith, respect, and unconditional love.

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?