Author: Staff

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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Eritrean poet Amanuel Asrat named International Writer of Courage

By Alison Flood from The Guardian. Oct. 13th, 2020 The author, imprisoned without charge since 2001, was chosen to share the PEN Pinter prize by 2020’s winner Linton Kwesi Johnson The Eritrean poet Amanuel Asrat, who was arrested in 2001 and is believed still to be detained in a maximum security prison, has been named International

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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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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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Exile, Home and Nostalgia: In Conversation with Ribka Sibhatu

Sept. 30, 2020 Poet, communication scholar, and human rights defender Ribka Sibhatu (PhD in communication studies) has recently released a book in English, Aulò! Aulò! Aulò! (Poetry Translation Center, 2020). The collection–poems and folklores—has been translated from Italian into English by André Naffis-Sahely. Abraham T. Zere from PEN Eritrea has conducted a written interview with

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Twenty years later, Awate.com’s founding editor: “I never thought the freedom to talk would take this long”

Sept. 20, 2020 For the last two decades, awate.com has been the name synonymous with Eritrean independent media, where nationals inside the country would go through the discouraging internet connection and ubiquitous surveillance of the police state to have a glimpse of their country, as all independent media have been closed since September 2001. Indisputably,

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Saleh “Gadi” Johar named PEN Eritrea’s 2020 Freedom of Expression Award Winner

Staff (Sept. 18, 2020): Awate.com’s founding editor, novelist, and activist, Saleh “Gadi” Johar has been named PEN Eritrea’s annual Freedom of Expression Award winner, a recognition that awards $1,000.00 and a trophy. The award ceremony was hosted virtually on Friday, September 18,  2020. On behalf of the award committee, Dr. Daniel R. Mekonnen noted that

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