behind the bars

Dear Dawit, Happy Birthday!

Bealfan Tesfay* A prisoner of conscience celebrates his 51st birthday behind bars in one of Eritrea’s most secretive gulag. Dawit Issak, an Eritrean-Swedish journalist associated with the short-lived Eritrean press, has spent the past 14 years of his life in Prison. Born on October 28, 1964, Dawit Isaak spent his early years in Asmara prior […]

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literature and poetry

በጺሐ

በጺሐ እብለኪ በጺሐ… ናብቲ ዝነውነወ ነውኒዉኒ ሃው! ዝበልኩዎ ከይበልኩዂ ደሓን ኵኒ ናብቲ በቲ ሓደ ሸነኽ ዘሎ ሳዕሪ ናብቲ ርሁው ዓለም ናብቲ’ኳ… ኣካውናኡ እዝጊ ዋናኡ ግና ስድራ ጠዋሪ ዓለባ ቀያሪ   …በጺሐ። በሰላ ዝሓንጸጾ ካርታ ሒዘ ኣይሂ ንብዓት ብዝፈጠሮ ሩባ ሩባ ተጓዒዘ ኣደን ጓልን: ሓውን ሓብትን ብዘይንቡር ኣጐዛጒዘ ከምዘይብጻሕ የልቦን በጺሐ። ሕላገት ራዕዲ ኣብ ዝባነይ ተሸሪጡ […]

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