Category: literary events and reviews

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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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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نادي القلم الأرتري يعقد مؤتمره الثالث

عقد نادي القلم الإريتري مؤتمره الثالث عبر تطبيق (Zoom) ،  يوم السبت 27 يونيو 2020.  في البدء رحب رئيس اللجنة التحضيرية ، الدكتور/ دانييل. مكونين بالمشاركين، وأوضح  إن إنعقاد  المؤتمر عبر الإنترنت بدلاً من الاجتماع المقرر إنعقاده في أنتويرب ، بلجيكا في الأسبوع الأول من يوليو 2020 الناجم عن جائحة كوفيد 19. بناءاً عليه قررت

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Book Review: The Dynamics of an Unfinished African Dream

Timnet Gedar*  Mohamed Kheir Omer. The Dynamics of an Unfinished African Dream, Eritrea: Ancient History to 1968. Lulu Publishing, 2020. 256 pp. The title of Mohamed Kheir Omer’s book, The Dynamics of an Unfinished African Dream, orients the reader to the activist ethos of his work. Though it is primarily a work of historical analysis,

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ሰለስተ (ኣገደስቲ) መጽሓፍቲ ግጥሚ ተሓዊሰን ኣለዋ’ሞ ከይጋረዳ

ኣብርሃም ተስፋልኡል* 2 መጋቢት 2020 ኣስተማቓሪ እምበር ገጣሚ ዘይምዃነይ፡ ንኸምዚ ዝብል ውልቃዊ ትንታነ ክህብ የኽእለኒን ብመጠኑ ካብ ጸግዕነት የድሕነኒን ኢለ እኣምን። ኣብ ፈለማ ወርሒ ለካቲት 2019፡ ኣብ ኤርትራ ብመገዲ ኣሕተምቲ ሕድሪ ናብ ኣንበብቲ ዝበጽሐት ህያው ደብሪ፡ ትግርኛዊ ቕንየት  ብተስፋማርያም ወልደማርያም ኣብ መኣዝን ስነ-ግጥሚ ኤርትራ ዓባይ ነጥበ-መቐይሮ’ያ። ድሒረን ብመገዲ ኣሕታሚ እምኵሉ ኣብ መወዳእታ ወርሒ ጥቅምቲ 2019

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PEN Austria Convenes a Conference on Eritrean Human Rights Situation

(Vienna, Nov. 9th, 2019) PEN Austria convened the third Vienna International Strategic Conference on Human Rights in Eritrea on the 7th of November. More than 25 activists and rights defenders from seven countries took part at the event. On the occasion of Dawit Isaak’s new German translation of his book Hope and other texts (Hoffnung:

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ኣሕታሚ እምኩሉ ኣርባዕተ ሓደስቲ መጽሓፍቲ ኣመሪቑ

(ስቶክሆልም–28 ጥቅምቲ 2019) ብኣብ ቀረባ እዋን ኣብ ሃገር ሽወደን ተመዝጊቡ᎓ ንኣብ ስደት ዝምዕብል ዘሎ ገስጋስ ስነ-ጽሑፍ ድርኺት ንምዃን ንጥፈታቱ ዝጅምር ዘሎ ኣሕታሚ እምኩሉ ዝተሓትማ ኣርባዕተ መጽሓፍቲ ብቐዳም ዕለት 26 ጥቅምቲ ኣብ ዘምሰየ ጽንብል ናብ ኣንባብቲ ተዘርጊሐን ። ኣብቲ ኣብ ሰዓታት ድሕሪ ቀትሪ ኣብ ቤት መግቢን መስተን ባህሊና–ስቶክሆልም–ዝተኻየደ ናይ መመረቕታ ጽንብል ናብ ኣንበብቲ ዝበጽሓ መጽሓፍቲ ፍቕሪ

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PEN Eritrea conducts writers’ workshops in Cairo and Kampala

PEN Eritrea conducted workshops to Eritrean refugee writers in Cairo and Kampala from 17th -21st of September and from 30th of September to the 1st of October, respectively. More than 45 participants —collectively – took part in the workshops. The sessions were offered as part of PEN Eritrea’s Breaking the Silence project which is implemented

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