Month: March 2018

This World Poetry Day Help Free Imprisoned Eritrean Poet and Journalist, Amanuel Asrat

Amanuel Asrat, is an award-winning Eritrean poet, critic, songwriter, and editor-in-chief of the leading newspaper ዘመን (Zemen, meaning The Times), has been detained incommunicado for over 16 years. Asrat was arrested at his home on the morning of 23 September 2001 amid a crackdown on state and private media. Other independent journalists, opposition politicians and students

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ንኤርትራዊ ስነ-ጽሑፍ ኣብ ስደት ዝምልከት ስይምፖዝዩም ተቓኒዑ

“ብቛንቋኡ ዘይዛረብን ዘይጽሕፍን ኣፍሪቃዊ ንሕብረተሰቡ ካብ መግዛእቲ ሓራ ክግበሮ ኣይክእልን’ዩ᎓” ብኣላይነት ግዱሳት ኤርትራውያን ጸሓፍቲን ተመራመርቲን ከምኡ’ውን ማሕበረኮም ሳንታ-ክላራ፣ ምስ ዩኒቨርስቲ ሳንታ-ክላራ ብምልፋን ንኤርትራዊ ስነ-ጽሑፍ ኣብ ስደት ዝምልከት ናይ ሓደ መዓልቲ ስይምፖዝዩም ተቓኒዑ። “ብድሆታትን ዕድላትን ኤርትራያን ጸሓፍቲ” ኣብ ትሕቲ ዝብል ቴማ᎓ ቀዳም 10 መጋቢት ኣብ ሳንታ-ክላራ–ካሊፎርኒያ–ተጋቢኡ ኣብ ዝወዓለ ናይ ሓደ መዓልቲ ስዩምፖዝዩም ካብ በብይኑ ከባቢታት ዝተኣኻኸቡ

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Whatever happened to Afwerki’s comely face? Eritrean music in an age of YouTube

When Eseyas “Haleka” Debesay (known for singing praise songs to the president) joined forces with the Yohannes sisters to upload a “patriotic” song that mocked the youth fleeing the country, for instance, the response was immediate. The video accumulated more than 30,000 “dislikes” in under a week, before the “dislike” and “like” buttons were disabled.

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ወዲ የማነ

ካብ ኣስመራ ብዓዲ ጓዕዳድ ዝሓልፍ ጽርግያ ወዲእና፡ ናብ ሕምብርቲ ዝወስድ ጽርግያ ክንጥወ እንከሎና፡ ወዲ የማነ ነታ መስተዪት፡ ኣብ መንጎ መንበሩን መኽደን ሞተረ’ታ ኣውቶቡስን ክቕርቅራ ክብል እቲ ስዋ ተኻዕወ። ነቲ ዝተኻዕወ ብዓይኑ ርእዩ ዘድሕኖ ክመስል ዓሰርተ ግዜ ተገልቢጡ ጠመተ። እታ መእለዪት መንገዲ’ውን ከይተፈለጠቶ ህሩግ በለቶ፣ ናህሪ’ታ ኣዉቶቡስ ኣብ ሽዑ በጺሑ ዓቐኑ ዝሓለፎ መሰለ። ክጠውያ እንከሎ ከዝሕላ

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