Eritrea

March 21, 2013
One of the younger countries in the world explored through the lens of photography, art, poetry, memoir and fiction.
by Alemseged Tesfai
February 15, 2012
This reprint has been published with the permission of the publisher, The Red Sea Press In the mid-fifties, Villaggio Paradiso was a lot...
by Ghirmai Negash
February 27, 2012
Twenty years ago, in November 1992, Ghirmai Negash delivered “The Freedom of the Writer” as a speech at the then Officers Club in Asmara,...
by Sami Sallinen
March 2, 2012
The war that erupted between Eritrea and Ethiopia in 1998 took most Eritreans, Ethiopians and interested observers by surprise, including...
Translations of contemporary Eritrean Poetry in Tigrinya, Tigre and Arabic
March 8, 2012
An excerpt from the foreword to Who Needs a Story? Who Needs a Story? is an anthology of poetry written in Tigrinya, Tigre and Arabic over...
A review by Eiman Abbas El-Nour
March 16, 2012
Three Eritrean students working on their MA degree in Theatre Studies at the University of Leeds in 2001 and 2002, decided to go a bit...
Michael Adonai, Ermias Ekube & Yegizaw Michael
March 26, 2012
Michael Adonai was born in 1962, in Asmara. He joined the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) in 1977, and began studying fine art at...
By Charles Cantalupo
April 13, 2012
An excerpt from chapter six, “Rome’s Rome,” I traveled as a kind of pilgrim. I wanted to witness the site of one of Africa’s greatest,...
by Issayas Tesfamariam
April 18, 2012
At the beginning of February, twenty-two years ago, the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front’s (EPLF) liberated the port city of Massawa. The...

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