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Polandball

  Polandball is a web-comic made by various reddit authors; basically the idea is that anthropomorphic balls draped in the national colours of each country act out in comedic ways. As it turns out, some have started to publish a few comics including Eritrea. Quite uncharitable, but humorous.        

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April 15, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Eritrea, Miscellaneous  2 Comments

The true spirit of the Olympics

This has nothing to do with language, but I had to share this photo (by selampeace) of a bus ride with some of Eritrea’s and Ethiopia’s Olympic athletic team. Olympic Bronze medal winning (and national icon) Zersenay Tadese is to the right.

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August 3, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Eritrea  2 Comments

Behind the Crisis: Eritrea’s Struggle To Survive

An interesting PBS documentary about Asmara and Eritrea in general. Enjoy.

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February 1, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Eritrea  No Comments

Eri-blog links

I have amassed quite a collection of Eri-blogs; it would be a shame if people did not read them every now-n-then. The only thing they have in common is that they tend to be personal and are somehow related to Eritrea. A lot of them aren’t even updated regularly, but my rule is to keep […]

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November 10, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Eritrea  One Comment

Tigrinya–English Picture Dictionary

I was browsing the web when I found an excellent new e-book entitled: “Tigrinya – English Picture Dictionary” by eritreanrefugees.org. It’s primarily designed for native Tigrigna speakers who want to learn English, but it can work in both directions. Also since it’s a picture dictionary you get to see images of the things/descriptions/actions that are being translated and […]

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November 3, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Eritrea, language, Linguistics, Tigrigna  3 Comments

“I can count in… English and Tigrinya”

This is a children’s book dedicated to teaching English and Tigrinya numbers. The authors just contacted me by email so I have little-more information about the book, but it seems cute and fitting for kids; a lot more friendly then the (never-ending) counting drills/exercises that I had to do as a child. I still remember those drills… Teacher: […]

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October 6, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Eritrea, language, Tigrigna  No Comments

Sketch

A quick pen sketch of a little girl.

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July 28, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Eritrea, sketch  One Comment

Linguistic diversity; good thing… or the cause of African poverty!!

Heh silly/hyperbolic blog titles aside, this is the rough question that was posed then brutally slapped away by Greg Downey of Neuroanthropology. Check it out. It’s a good, solid and thorough post on the subject of linguistic diversity; one which I don’t think I could paraphrase without missing a couple of huge chunks. However here are a […]

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July 26, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Africa, Eritrea, language, Linguistics  One Comment

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