Author: Staff

“An artist has the responsibility to take stand,” Gianluca Costantini

From the last week of June until mid-July, PEN Eritrea has been collaborating with artist and activist Gianluca Costantini to highlight the cases of forgotten Eritrean journalists. In his Human Rights in Eritrea series, the artist has produced 15 illustrations of the jailed journalists. A faculty of Bologna School of Fine Arts and this year’s

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በየነ ሃይለ ኣብ ዝኽሪ ሻውዓይ ዓመቱ፤ “ንሕና’ውን ኣይጸገብናካን በያን”

 ኢሳያስ በየነ* እዚ ጽሑፍ ብምኽንያት ዝኽሪ በየነ ሃይለ እተዳለወ እዩ። በየነ ሃይለ ካብ ዝዓርፍ እንሆ ሎሚ ዕለት 29 ሰነ ሻውዓይ ዓመቱ ይገብር ኣሎ። ድሕሪ’ዚ ኵሉ ዓመታት፡ ተመሊሰ ነቲ ኣብ ዝተፈላለየ እዋናት ዘዕልለንን (ዘዕልለናን) ዝነበረ ዕላላት’ሞ ዝምዝግቦም ዝነበርኩ ተመሊሰ ክርእዮም ፈቲነ። እቲ ዕላላት ጥራይ ዘይኰነ እቲ ሃዋህው’ውን እዩ ጎፍ ኢሉኒ። በየነ በቲ ህዱእን ትሑትን ዝበለ ድምጹ፡ ዘይርብሽ

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ምትርጓም ኪበዝሕ ከሎ

እዮብ ብእምነት* ኣብዚ ቀረባ ግዜ፡ ሓደ ትጉህን ህንጡይን ሓድሽ ጸሓፊ፡ ነቲ ብእንግሊዝኛ ዝቐሰሞ ትምህርቲ፡ ናብቶም ምልከት ቋንቋ እንግሊዝ ዘለዎም ከስግር ስለዝደለየ እዩ ዚመስል፡ ትርጕም ሓያሎ ናይ እንግሊዝኛ ቃላት ናብ ትግርኛ  ኪሓትት ጀሚሩ። ምኽሪ እተሓተቱ ድማ በብዚመስሎም ነቶም ኣብ ትግርኛ ቃል የብሎምን ዝበልዎም ናይ እንግሊዝኛ ቃላት ናብ ኣምሳያኦም ትግርኛ ይቕይር’ዩ ዝበልዎም እተሓናገሩን እተሓናዀሉን ቃላት ለገሱሉ። ሽዑ፡

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The Colonial Museum is Reopening in Italy and We Have Questions

Timnet T. Gedar* Recently, the conversation on museums has been revolving around “restitution,” “compensation,” and “decolonization.” Even while most have failed to repatriate objects, many former colonial powers are beginning to acknowledge the damage they have inflicted on others. In the United States, there is a new National Museum for African American History and Culture

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My Intake of the Film “Refugee: The Eritrean Exodus”

Abraham T. Zere* With the Eritrean government’s dismal failure to live up to high expectations, and a hopelessly polarized diaspora community, we’ve reached a vile state where seemingly any casual observer can suddenly turn into an Eritrean expert and even be celebrated among the Eritrean diaspora. This trend, unfortunately, is devolving into self-hate and an

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Eritrean Poet and Journalist Amanuel Asrat Receives Oxfam Novib/ PEN Awards for Freedom of Expression

By Staff Eritrean award-winning poet and Zemen’s former editor-in-chief, Amanuel Asrat has received Oxfam Novib/PEN Awards for Freedom of Expression in absentee at the opening night of Writers Unlimited Winter Nights at The Hague, on January 14, 2016. The two co-recipients of the award are Turkish journalist and filmmaker Can Dündar and Egyptian writer, Omar

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