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This International Women’s Day, meet five writers who are changing the rules

“PEN is building on the Manifesto this year by highlighting the work of five women writers and activists who have been on the forefront of literature and free expression across the world. PEN is proud to highlight:” “Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrahtu, an Eritrean poet, journalist and writer. After the government closed all independent media in 2001,

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Book Review: Kab Rix’ Ḥǝfnti (ካብ ሪቕ ሕፍንቲ): A Memoir by Tekie Beyene

Abraham T. Zere Kab Rix’ Ḥǝfnti (ካብ ሪቕ ሕፍንቲ): A Memoir by Tekie Beyene. Asmara, Hidri Publishers, 2009. 286 Kab Rix’ Ḥǝfnti, a memoir written in Tigrinya, breaks new ground in the annals of Eritrean literature not only for the style it adopts but also for its treatment of the independence struggle through personal experience.

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ቍሩብ’ዶ ኣይምጸናሕካን ኣያ ተኪአ?

ኣብርሃም ተስፋልኡል ቅድሚ ናጽነት ኣቦ-መንበር ማሕበር ረዲኤት ኤርትራ (ኤራ)፣ ኣብ ፈለማ ናጽነት ሓላፊ ማእከል ወፍሪ ኤርትራ፣ ድሒሩ ድማ ኣማሓዳሪ ሃገራዊ ባንክ ኤርትራ፣ ከምኡ’ውን ኣቦል ቦርድ ምስንዳእ መጽሔት ሕውየት ዝነበረ ገዲም ተቓላሲን ጸሓፊን ተኪአ በየነ᎓ ኣብ መበል 78 ዓመቱ᎓ 13 ሚያዝያ ናብ ሰንበት ዘውግሕ ለይቲ ከም ዝዓረፈ ድሮ ኣብ ኵሉ ተባጺሑ ኣሎ። መርድእ ተኪአ በየነ ከምቲ ንዅሎም ናይ ቀረባን ርሑቕን

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The Eritrean Diaspora is Unsettling its Autocratic Regime Through Social Media

“So far, the major achievement has been to demystify the seemingly ‘untouchable’ regime and conquer the pervasive fear.” “Since January, Eritrean social media, later amplified by the diaspora-based media that reach the country, has been generating a flood of calls to stand together in the face of the growing repression. Many have declared unanimously #EnoughIsEnough.

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ሲሃም ዓሊ ዓብዱ

ሲሃም ዓሊ ዓብዱ   ሲሃም ንሃይለ ጓሉ፡ መባልዕቱ መባህልቱ፣ ንቢዘን ናይ ሕልና ሓፍቱ።     ዕድሜኪ የሕኲርዎ ‘ለዉ ንላዕሊ እና ደርደሩ፣ ኣነ ግን እፈልጦ እንድ’የ ትፈትውዮ ዜማ ምዝማሩ።   “ዂስቶ ሓወይ ደቒስካ ደውላ ቓጭላ!”   ሓቕኺ እንድኺ — ግን እቲ ዝደቀሰ`ኮ የለን፡ እቲ ዝቓጭል`ውን ከምኡ፡ ንስኺ`ውን ብዓቢኡ።   ሲሃም ንኹሉ ጓሉ–   ሓርቢቱና መታሕዞ ንቚዘማ

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‘Becoming a writer is an offense in the eyes of the regime’ an interview with Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrahtu

Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrhatu is a household name in Eritrea. Arguably one of Eritrea’s finest women poets, a radio presenter, and short story writer, she also suffered six years of arbitrary arrest in the country’s most notorious military prison, a fate many Eritrean writers share because of their profession. In February 2009, the educational radio station,

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መጽሓፍ ባህጊ–ባህጊ ንትንሳኤ ስነ-ጽሑፍ ሰናይ መፈለምታን

ባህጊ ብተስፋጊዮርጊስ ሃብተ፣ ኣሕታሚ እምኩሉ፣ ዓመተ ሕትመት 2019፣ ዋጋ $19.75 ብተስፋጊዮርጊስ ሃብተ ተደሪሳ ብኣሕታሚ እምኩሉ እትዝርጋሕ ዘላ ልብ-ወለዳዊት መጽሓፍ ባህጊ᎓ ኣንፈት ንሰናይ ትንሳኤ ነቲ ኣብ ምንቍልቋል ዝርከብ ሕትመት መጽሓፍቲ (ብቐንዱ ከኣ ናይ ኤርትራ)፣ ትስፉው ጠመተ ነቲ ኣብ ስደት እግሪ ብዘይተኸሉ ጸሓፍቲ ዝካይደ ዘሎ ምብርባር ስነ-ጽሑፍ ኤርትራ፣ ብቐንዱ ከኣ ዓቢ ሰነድ ነቲ ብሰንኪ ሕሱም መድሃኽቲ ምልኪ

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“ሕልፈት”፤ ቍስልኻ ቀሊዓ እተርኢ ስራሕ

ገምጋም መጽሓፍ   “ሕልፈት”፡ በየነ ሰመረ፡ መልበርን፡ ኣውስትራልያ፤ 2018፡ 124 ገጻት።  “ሕልፈት”፡ 12 ሓጸርቲ-ዛንታት ዝሓቘፈት መጽሓፍ ብ2018 ብበየነ ሰመረ ንሕትመት በቒዓ። በየነ፡ ኣብ መእተዊ መጽሓፉ ንዝተፈላለዩ ቀጽላታት ትርጕም ሕልፈት እትብል ቃል ኣዀምሲዑ ይትንትን። ኣብ’ታ መጽሓፍ ቀሪበን ዝርከባ ዛንታታት፡ ደቂ ሃገሩ ይሓልፉዎ ንዘለዉ ብዙሕ ዝዓይነቱ ህይወት ዘንጸባርቓ ብምዃነን ድማ፡ እታ ቃል፡ ኣርእስቲ መጽሓፉ ንኽትከውን ከም ዝመረጻ

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