Month: March 2015

Hey Mama

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I wanna tell the whole world about a friend of mine This little light of mine and I’m finna let it shine I’m finna take yall back to them better times I’m finna talk about my mama if yall don’t mind Kanye West – Hey Mama   Usually, this time of year is tinged with darkness. It has been eleven years since everything changed in our lives. At this moment I realized that it is […]


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The woman who I recognized as one of the workers in the dining hall was on the phone talking in Amharic on a Sunday morning just outside of Carm. “Are you Ethiopian?”, she asked me after hanging up the phone. “I’m Eritrean, but I actually half and half,” I said and smiled at her. That’s usually how my first interaction goes in conversations that I have with fellow Habesha. She introduced herself as Sara, and tells […]