Professor Theodore Papenfuss from the University of California, was not long ago here in Eritrea, and introduced the Asmara Toad to many of us, my self-included, whom did not know about the only toad on the face of earth named after a city; its city.
Prof. Ted is here for a second excursion, and so we talked to him hoping to hear more, and we certainly did. Prof. Ted does have a lot for us today, and he also promised, that he will give us more when his venture is completely over, after a couple of weeks.
Last time we talked to Prof. Ted, we talked about toads, and today… well let’s, just, see together.
We speak today to young archeologist Abraham Zerai, currently working at the National Museum of Eritrea. He was born in 1986 in Asmara and got his degree in Sociology and Archeology in 2007, he is a dedicated professional, who broadened his knowledge in the field by traveling to Portugal, Italy and Greece.
Today he shares with us, of his educational endeavors and experiences as archeologist.
What do you know of generation 68? That passionate generation who stood for peace and social justice, and also that very generation whom shouted “for the people” at every step. Today, we have with us, a 68ist, Ms. Silvia Voser and it is just clear that the passion of the 68 still exists, we witness it in her work, a photo book on the people of Eritrea, which she’s been engaged on recently.
Here is the deal with this amazing young woman; she has an incredible narration style. Trust me whenever she narrates stories, one instantly gets A. immersed in the story and B. start wishing for the narration never to end.
And this is harder to explain because my page can’t intone but I have her here anyways. Call her a modern female Homer in the making! My guest for you today is one of our country’s youngest jewels of poetry and storytelling: poet and author Ms. Ariam Weldeab!
Haile Debretsion is an individual who has faced life with disability and managed to overcome the difficulties in his life. He lost his sight from an accident when he was just five years old. Despite his visual impairment, Haile was an outstanding student and became a teacher. He graduated from the College of Arts and Social Science and served as a teacher for several years. Here is a brief chat with Haile.
Being persistent and reaching your dream world is something most people fail to accomplish. It may seem an easy task to imagine that you can achieve whatever your heart desires if you work hard, but you need much more. Born in 1981, Mussie Andemesqel is a young man who believed, and worked hard to achieve his target. He is a man who came a long journey to make his dreams a reality. His relentless efforts paid him a qualification of Mental Health Nurse. Alongside, he earned titles of Associate Nurse, OR Technician, and Nurse Midwife. Q&A present you Mussie and his educational journey over the years.
Biniam Afewerki, a fourth year Applied Biology student at EIT, and also a young devoted painter, engraver, poet and graphics designer. He staged various art exhibitions and became first runner up of “Adults Non-Professional Award” in 2010, hosted by the European Union. Excerpts of the interview follows.