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
Eritrean exiled poet and journalist Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrahtu winner receives the first PEN Eritrea’s Freedom of Expression Award that includes certificate of recognition, a medal, and $1,000.00.
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
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