Category: literary events and reviews

PEN Eritrea Participates at the Biennial Conference of ICORN and PEN International

Daniel R. Mekonnen* PEN Eritrea in Exile participated in the ICORN Network Meeting & PEN International WiPC Conference that took place in the city of Lillehammer (Norway) from 31 May to 2 June 2017. The event, which was a joint biennial conference, was one of the most important international gatherings of writers and artists from

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Eritrean Filmmaker Tesfit Abraha speaks out about State repression

By Yonatan Tewelde* Eritrean filmmaker Tesfit Abraha has spoken out about the repressive apparatus at the Eritrean Ministry of Information where he has worked as a cameraman for 15 years in an interview he gave to Radio Wegahta. Tesfit  has made a name for himself in the Eritrean art circles as the writer, director and cameraman

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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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