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The freedom of the Writer

Particularly, the writers will have to be alert against becoming victims of a paralyzing “self-censorship” that expresses itself in thoughts such as, “we should not offend our government,” or “maybe our government will not like this,” or “if I write this, people will think this.” One may ask the question “Why?” The answer – as […]

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ካብ ምልኪ ናብ ዲሞክራሲ፡ እምረታዊ መቓን ንሓርነት

“ኣብ ዝተፈላለያ ሃገራት ዘለዉ ህዝብታት ንዓሰርተታት ዓመታት፡ አረ ገሊኡስ ንዘመናት ዝኣክል ብናይ ውሽጥን ወጻእን መበቆል ዘለዎ ጭቆና ተሳቕዮም እዮም። መብዛሕትኡ ግዜ ንሰብ-መዝን ገዛእትን ብዘይሕቶ ኣሜን ኢልካ ናይ ምእዛዝ ባህሊ ከምዝሰርጽ ተገይሩ’ዩ። ኣብ ዝኸፍአ ኩነታት ድማ፡ ካብ ቁጽጽር መንግስቲ ወጻኢ ክህልዉ ብዝኽእሉ ማሕበራዊ ፣ ፖለቲካዊ፣ ቁጠባዊ፣ ሃይማኖታዊ ትካላት’ውን ከይተረፉ፡ ብደይመደይ ተዳኺሞም ጽግዕተኛታት ከምዝኾኑ ተጌሮምን፣ ወይ’ውን በቶም […]

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ኣማኑኤል ኣስራት–ገጣሚ፡ ሃያሲ፡ ኣማእዛኒ ስነ-ግጥሚ ኤርትራ

ኣብርሃም ተስፋልኡል* ገጣሚ፡ ሃያሲ፡ ኣማእዛኒ ስነ-ግጥሚ ኤርትራ ብ1971፡ ካብታ ሸውዓተ ቈልዑ ዝወለደት ስድራቤት ኣስራት መብራህቱን ኣብርሃጽዮን ሃይለን ኣብ ኣስመራ ዝተወልደ ኣማኑኤል: ምንኣስ ቦኽሪ ኰይኑ: መባእታ ኣብቲ ሽዑ “ሰሜናዊ” ተባሂሉ ዝጽዋዕ ዝነበረ፣ ማእከላይ ደረጃ ኣብ ቤት-ትምህርቲ ሽወደን ኣኽርያ፣ ካልኣይ ደረጃ ድማ ኣብ ሳንታ-ኣና (ናይ ሎሚ ሰማእታት) ወዲኡ። ብድሕሪኡ ኣብ 1989 ናብ ባህርዳር ብምኻድ ፔዳጎጂ (ትምህርቲ ስነ-ምምህርና) ንሓደ ዓመት […]

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​እድሪስ ኣባ ዓረ ብዝፈልጦ

እስጢፋኖስ ገብረሚካኤ* እድሪስ ኣባዓረ፡ ብ1953፡ ኣብ ዓዲ-ሹማ ዝተባህለት ንእሽቶ ዓዲ ክውለድ ከሎ ብንእሽቶኡ ግን ንጊንዳዕ ብምምጻእ ኣብኡ ተማሂሩ። እድሪስ ኣብ 1970 ኣብ ህሓሓኤ ተሰሊፉ። ምስ እድሪስ ኣብ ጊንዳዕ ክንፋለጥ ይግብኣና’ኳ እንተ ነበረ፡ ትምህርቲ ክልተ ዓመት ድሕረይ ስለ ዝነበረን ኣብ በበይኑ ዞባ ንቕመጥ ብምንባርናን ተመሃሮ ከለና ዘራኽብ ኣጋጣሚ ኣይተፈጥረን። ናይ ቀረባ ፍልጠት ኣይንበረና ደኣ’ምበር ብማዕዶ ግን ከም ካልኦት ደቂ ጊንዳዕ እርእዮ ነይረ። ምስ ስዉእ ምንኣሰይ ሓወይ […]

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Five Years on: Tribute to a Pioneer Journalist

 By Ahmed Raji* Eritreans who lived in Port Sudan in the late 1970s and early 80s, especially those who attended Comboni School in that city, would remember Yousif Mohammed Ali. Slightly shy and serious looking, of medium height and fairly black complexion, Yousif was recognizable by his big afro and a distinctive grin. He was […]

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