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Conversation with artist Ermias Ekube

One of Eritrea’s best contemporary Artists, Ermias Ekube speaks with PEN Eritrea’s Mogos O. Berhane about his work, philosophy in art and exile. By Mogos O. Berhane Ermias Ekube was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He studied art at the Addis Ababa University- Alle School of Fine Arts and Design (ASFAD). He joined the School […]

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Out-Shelving Private Newspapers from Public Libraries: Mere Efforts for Obliterating Press Chronicles in Eritrea

Underground blogger from Asmara observes strenuous efforts to annihilate collective memory Asmara Public Library, Pavoni Social Centre, Institute of Religious Studies (IRS) of the Catholics in Villagio Genio (Asmara), the Saint Mary Orthodox Library of Paradizo (Kidane Mihret), City Library (the former British Council), Ministry’s Library at Trade and Industry Office, NUEYS Library, Books Hub […]

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PEN Eritrea Participates at the Biennial Conference of ICORN and PEN International

Before and after its inception, PEN Eritrea in Exile and its founding members has had a good working relationship with both organisations, which have immensely contributed, among other things, in securing safe havens for persecuted Eritrean writers and artists in as diverse cities as: Bø and Kristiansand (Norway), Gothenburg and Lulea (Sweden) and Luzern (Switzerland). […]

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PEN International Convenes its 83rd Congress

Five Eritrean imprisoned journalists honored with Empty Chairs PEN International is convening its 83rd annual congress under the theme “Reclaiming Truth in Times of Propaganda” in Lviv, Ukraine between 18-22nd of September. Over 200 members from more than 100 centers are participating in the congress. In its annual congress, PEN International honors jailed writers with […]

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Book Review–Woldeab Woldemariam: A Visionary Eritrean Patriot, a Biography

Woldeab Woldemariam: A Visionary Eritrean Patriot, a Biography by DAWIT MESFIN (The Red Sea Press, Trenton/New Jersey, 321 pages, ISBN 978-1-5690252-6-0) Dawit Mesfin’s new book on Woldeab Woldemariam’s biography is an excellent contribution to the growing body of scholarly literature on Eritrean historiography. This book deals with the odyssey of an Eritrean educator, a lucid […]

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