​ቅዋመይ

ቅዋመይ መንቀጽ ደመይ ከመይ ከመይ? ቀሪብኪ ኔርኪ ክትኣትዊ ዓዲ ትኽ ኢልኪ ከይትኸዲ ተኣሊኺ እንዳ እቲ ወዲ ፈቲኽዮ ዲኺ ብግዲ? ደንጒኺ ኣብ መገዲ እስከ ድሃይ ስደዲ ቅዋመይ ፈውሲ ሕማመይ ከመይ ከመይ? ኣይቆቡዕ ኣይሮቡዕ ንዒ እባ ሓዳር ግበሪ ንዒ እባ ኣመሓድሪ ንዒ መስከረም ንዒ ጥሪ ብፈረንጂ ዲኺ ብሓበሻ ትቘጽሪ? ቅዋመይ መንቀጽደመይ ከመይከመይ? ዶር/ ርእሶም ሃይለ ምንጪ– ዕንክሊል (2002) « GO BACK

The freedom of the Writer

Particularly, the writers will have to be alert against becoming victims of a paralyzing “self-censorship” that expresses itself in thoughts such as, “we should not offend our government,” or “maybe our government will not like this,” or “if I write this, people will think this.” One may ask the question “Why?” The answer – as

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ካብ ምልኪ ናብ ዲሞክራሲ፡ እምረታዊ መቓን ንሓርነት

“ኣብ ዝተፈላለያ ሃገራት ዘለዉ ህዝብታት ንዓሰርተታት ዓመታት፡ አረ ገሊኡስ ንዘመናት ዝኣክል ብናይ ውሽጥን ወጻእን መበቆል ዘለዎ ጭቆና ተሳቕዮም እዮም። መብዛሕትኡ ግዜ ንሰብ-መዝን ገዛእትን ብዘይሕቶ ኣሜን ኢልካ ናይ ምእዛዝ ባህሊ ከምዝሰርጽ ተገይሩ’ዩ። ኣብ ዝኸፍአ ኩነታት ድማ፡ ካብ ቁጽጽር መንግስቲ ወጻኢ ክህልዉ ብዝኽእሉ ማሕበራዊ ፣ ፖለቲካዊ፣ ቁጠባዊ፣ ሃይማኖታዊ ትካላት’ውን ከይተረፉ፡ ብደይመደይ ተዳኺሞም ጽግዕተኛታት ከምዝኾኑ ተጌሮምን፣ ወይ’ውን በቶም

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ኣማኑኤል ኣስራት–ገጣሚ፡ ሃያሲ፡ ኣማእዛኒ ስነ-ግጥሚ ኤርትራ

ኣብርሃም ተስፋልኡል* ገጣሚ፡ ሃያሲ፡ ኣማእዛኒ ስነ-ግጥሚ ኤርትራ ብ1971፡ ካብታ ሸውዓተ ቈልዑ ዝወለደት ስድራቤት ኣስራት መብራህቱን ኣብርሃጽዮን ሃይለን ኣብ ኣስመራ ዝተወልደ ኣማኑኤል: ምንኣስ ቦኽሪ ኰይኑ: መባእታ ኣብቲ ሽዑ “ሰሜናዊ” ተባሂሉ ዝጽዋዕ ዝነበረ፣ ማእከላይ ደረጃ ኣብ ቤት-ትምህርቲ ሽወደን ኣኽርያ፣ ካልኣይ ደረጃ ድማ ኣብ ሳንታ-ኣና (ናይ ሎሚ ሰማእታት) ወዲኡ። ብድሕሪኡ ኣብ 1989 ናብ ባህርዳር ብምኻድ ፔዳጎጂ (ትምህርቲ ስነ-ምምህርና) ንሓደ ዓመት

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​እድሪስ ኣባ ዓረ ብዝፈልጦ

እስጢፋኖስ ገብረሚካኤ* እድሪስ ኣባዓረ፡ ብ1953፡ ኣብ ዓዲ-ሹማ ዝተባህለት ንእሽቶ ዓዲ ክውለድ ከሎ ብንእሽቶኡ ግን ንጊንዳዕ ብምምጻእ ኣብኡ ተማሂሩ። እድሪስ ኣብ 1970 ኣብ ህሓሓኤ ተሰሊፉ። ምስ እድሪስ ኣብ ጊንዳዕ ክንፋለጥ ይግብኣና’ኳ እንተ ነበረ፡ ትምህርቲ ክልተ ዓመት ድሕረይ ስለ ዝነበረን ኣብ በበይኑ ዞባ ንቕመጥ ብምንባርናን ተመሃሮ ከለና ዘራኽብ ኣጋጣሚ ኣይተፈጥረን። ናይ ቀረባ ፍልጠት ኣይንበረና ደኣ’ምበር ብማዕዶ ግን ከም ካልኦት ደቂ ጊንዳዕ እርእዮ ነይረ። ምስ ስዉእ ምንኣሰይ ሓወይ

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PEN Eritrea Advisory Council and Executive Committee

PEN Eritrea Advisory Council and Executive Committee Advisory Council Haile Bizen, President (Poet and Journalist) Daniel R. Mekonnen, Member (Author, translator, and human-rights lawyer) Saba Kidane, Member (Poet and Journalist) Executive Committee Abraham T. Zere: Executive Director and Chief-Editor (Former columnist in the national newspaper, Hadas Eritra; editor in Hdri Publishers; chaired the yearly national

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Dawit Isaak

Dawit Issak is Eritrean-Swedish poet, journalist, dramatist who was co-owner of the first private newspaper Setit. Dawit was taken to prison in September 2001 along other colleagues and editors of the private newspapers banned then. The following is what his brother wrote on his 5000 days behind the bars. It has been published in Swedish Dissident Blog.

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