Asmara Gallery opened its gate to the public from the 21st to the 28th of November. In this photographic exhibition, 25 black and white pictures were presented by a professional photographer, Mr. Robert Papstein.
A couple of friends, I one of them, were casually chatting about … well nothing in particular but this and that. Amid the chit-chat the topic of Siwa (homemade, brewed traditional alcoholic drink) came into our discussion. Among the group, there were some Siwa lovers; and so they began describing how they like their Siwa to the smallest details. Basically, there are two kinds of Siwa, Gu’esh and Xiray.
As with most Diaspora communities, Eritrean parents all over the world are often faced with the dilemma of how to teach their children their mother tongue language. Some even question whether they should, citing difficulty for the child and academic problems as concerns. The following article comes highly recommended from an Eritrean national residing in the United States. The writer, Mahta Tewolde, has tried to delve into the concerns mentioned earlier and present the far-reaching benefits of raising a child bilingually. It’s a good and informative article.
Nowadays more than ever, Eritreans in the Diaspora are coming to the homeland to look for and/or meet their significant other. Raising the subject in last week’s edition, Mellu wondered if that could really work. In today’s issue, Mahta Tewolde, also from the Diaspora, takes a step back and tries to delve into the whole affair of the “arranged marriage” and how it could become a way out…
Asmara represents perhaps the most concentrated and intact assemblage of Modernist architecture anywhere in the world. The urban design within the Historic Perimeter has remained untouched since its original implementation and subsequent evolution throughout the 1930s, and the architectural elements exemplify a superlative example of Modernist architecture in a complete urban setting.
Early Wednesday morning, live from Asmara International Airport, here I am with the local press team, ready to welcome home the Eritrean athletes upon their return from the World Athletics Championships held in Beijing. The Eritrean team came back with the country’s first-ever gold medal in the men’s marathon, won by the precocious, young sensation, Ghirmay Ghebreselassie.