literature and poetry

The Scourge of War

Oct. 14th, 2020 Something growled Something boomed Invading the calm It echoed. … Stuck Where two brothers pass each other by Where two brothers meet Where two brothers join In the piazza of life and death In the gulf between calamity and culture In the valley of anxiety and peace Something boomed. While the chia and seraw acacias […]

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ኤርትራዊ ገጣሚን ዋና ኣሰናዳኢ ጋዜጣ ዘመን ነበርን ኣማኑኤል ኣስራት “ተባዕ ኣህጉራዊ ጸሓፊ” ተሰይሙ

(12 ጥቅምቲ 2020) ተዓዋቲ ፐን ፒንተር 2020 ሊንቶን ክወሲ ጆንሰን ሽልማት “ተባዕ ጸሓፊ” ንኤርትራዊ ኣማኑኤል ኣስራት ረቝሑ። ምስ ምዕጻው ናጻ ጋዜጣታት ኣብ መስከረም 2001 ዝተኣስረ ጋዜጠኛ ኣማኑኤል ኣስራት ንዝሓለፉ 19 ዓመታት ደሃይ እኳ እንተ ዘይብሉ ኣብ ዝኸፍአ ቤት ማእሰርቲ ዒራዒሮ ተዳጒኑ ከም ዘሎ ይእመን። ኤርትራዊ ገጣሚ፡ ሃያሲን ዋና ኣሰናዳኢ ጋዜጣ ዘመን ነበርን ኣማኑኤል ኣስራት ተሸላሚ […]

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The Secret Needs of Emojis

Yohannes A. Tesfamichael* Oct. 11, 2020 [Setting: Messenger chatroom as observed on Filimon’s laptop screen. As a tribute to their friendship, Filimon, a writer, has written a story from an actual experience with his friends a few years back. He clears his throat before reading it to them for feedback. His maximized face dominates the […]

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ኣንቲ ሕንጢት ማማይ

ኣንቲ ማማይ ኣንቲ ማማይ ማማይ ማማማይ ማማይ ንስኺ ትፈልጥዮ ጥራይ ማይ ጥራይ ማይ   “ኣበይ ተወለድኪ ኣንቲ ማማይ?” “ኣብ ባሕሪሪ እምበር ባሕሪ ዝገያሻይ “ኣብ ባሕሪ እምበር ባሕሪ ዝገያሻይ”   ኣንቲ ማማማይ ሕንጢት ማማማይ ካብ ኮነልኪ ጕዕዞ ካብ ማይ ናብ ማይ ማይ ማይ ማማይ ማይ ማ   “ሕንጢት ማማይ ሓቛፊኺ መኔ?” “ጨው ባሕሪ እምበር መን ነበረ […]

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