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.
A friend storms in saying ‘what kind of a person is x, all this time I thought he was a nice guy!’ You would wonder what mister x did so wrong to anger your friend in that manner and ask ‘what did he do to you?’ Your friend would reply, ‘we have known each other for a long time and he doesn’t greet me well’. And if you are not familiar with the Eritrean way of life, you may find yourself taken aback by this.