selfies are revolutionary, especially for myself, a second-generation American of Eritrean descent. the new, new is a self-made prophecy that touches on the formation of diasporic identity through traditional and modern fashion. this post also features a mini-tutorial of the albaso hairstyle which is traditionally worn by Eritrean women of the Tigrinya tribe.
An evening with a young Eritrean deacon takes place nowhere, in particular, but in the depths of my heart.
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?
The meaning of “Ariam” and the reason why I stopped mispronouncing my name [on purpose]
I learned new superstitions in Eritrea this past summer, and others are gleaned from my mother’s musings.
Anecdotes of cultural clashes in Asmara and coming to my senses after a series of less pleasant encounters with Asmarinos.
A random night of internet surfing led me to a Ted Talk which disproves myths surrounding adult language learners.