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Book Review: ELF: Its Struggle for Freedom and Social Justice 1961-1982

Authors: Dirar Mantai, Fessehaye Hagos and Ngusse Tsegai Title: Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF): Its Struggle for Freedom and Social Justice 1961-1982 Language: Tigrinya Publisher: Homib Publishing, homibpublishing@gmail.com Year: May 2016 Pages: 369 Price: $30.00 To some extent, any organization reflects its founder’s comportment, and the Eritrean Liberation Front was no exception. ELF’s inimitable code-switching ability…

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Deliverance: A Tale of Colliding passions and the Muse of Forgiveness

Book Review Title: Deliverance: A Tale of Colliding passions and the Muse of Forgiveness Author: Dr. Bereket Habte Selassie Genre: Historical Novel Pages: 330 Publisher: RSP (Red Sea Press) ISBN: 9781569025178 (HB) and 9781569025185 (PB) A new novel by Dr. Bereket: Deliverance, a Tale of Colliding passions and the Muse of Forgiveness Reviewed by Semere…

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Review: Herui Tedla Bairu’s Book

Title: Eritrea and Ethiopia: A front row look at issues of conflict and the potential for a peaceful resolution. Author: Herui Tedla Bairu Publisher: RSP: The Red Sea Press: www.redseapress.com Year: 2016 ISBN: 978-1-5690243-0-0 Pages: 308 A lucky encounter got me to talk to Mrs. Mehret Bairu. Not entirely sure about the exact time, but…

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Kiros Yohannes Pays Tribute to Saleh Gadi

I was moved and elated to read Kiros Yohannes poem on Saleh Gadi; it is a fitting tribute. Kiros Yohannes believes that we should not wait to express our appreciation and respect for the giants, who walk among us, till they are no longer with us. For the last few days, Saleh Gadi was in…

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Remembering Abraham Ghebreghiorgis (MIT)

There is a famous quote attributed to Sigmund Freud that, “The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.” Abraham MIT’s voice was indeed as soft as silk, and as someone, who has the privilege to read his many articles; I can safely say…

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Paulos Natnael’s “The Fighter’s Letter”: A Book Review

Book Title: The Fighter’s Letter Author: Paulos Natnael Publisher: Red Sea Press & African World Press ISBN: 978-1-56902-410-2 (HB), 978-1-56902-411-9 (PB) Pages: 289 The Fighter’s Letter will mark Paulos Natnael’s debut as a serious writer with a knack for story-telling. For over two decades, Paulos has written countless articles on Eritrean politics, but The Fighter’s…

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Goatskin and Hides Rot in Eritrean Streets

01 Aug 2017 Gedab News Comments (16)

The once thriving skin and hides business has declined so much that rotting skins in the streets have become a…

The Allyship Model of Anti-Marginalization Struggle

28 Jul 2017 Amanuel Hidrat Comments (255)

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” Goethe Dawit Mesfin’s recent article “All about self-liberation”…

Ahl Al-Kahaf: The Sleepers of Ephesus

21 Jul 2017 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (189)

Let me begin by wishing success and fruitful discussions for the organizers and attendants of the Sheffield Meeting, planed for…

All about Self-Liberation

17 Jul 2017 Dawit Mesfin Comments (86)

  I have a friend who served as a British soldier during WWII whose stories I find quite fascinating. In fact,…

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