BOOK3: A Memoir (coming soon)

Living In Shadows

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Conscripted into the Eritrean army, Berhane longs to return to his academic studies. To his delight, he is offered the chance to travel to Africa to take up a place at university there.

This journey is only the beginning. Over the course of the next sixteen years, he will travel to three continents and more than a dozen countries, but however far he goes, the regime he left behind still watches and waits for an opportunity to pull him back.

Building a new life, Berhane’s remarkable story encompasses desperation and misery, hope and triumph, hopelessness, helplessness and loneliness. From honours student to street hawker, through it all, he perseveres, determined not to surrender.

Those who seek a better life face growing persecution around the world. Berhane’s memoir will remind you that behind every stranger’s face is a human being, with hopes and dreams and a story to tell.

BOOK2: Based on true events

Remorseless Cruelty

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In a country torn apart by war, where personal ambitions, hopes and dreams must be cast aside, friendship is priceless.

In a country run by spies and rife with rumours, in a country where those who serve bravely are punished and criminals are rewarded, in the absence of accountability and rule-of-law, where killing, arrests, disappearances, rape and abuse are daily occurrences, Mike and Kidane, close friends, need each other more than ever.

Kidane, working close to those in charge of the chaos, discovers a series of atrocities that are hard to bear.

Mike, frustrated at giving up his dreams of being a lawyer, and railing against the restrictions on his freedom, is a willing listener.

Through Kidane’s discoveries, and his conversations with Mike, the true horror of the Eritrean war is revealed.

Based on true events, this heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting novel tells the stories of those victimized by a genocidal system and ignored by the world who struggle to survive and find happiness in the most repressive state on Earth.

BOOK1: Based on true events

THE LAWLESS NATION: A Story of an Eritrean Family

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It is only rare one finds true love at a later age in life especially after losing your first and only love. Perhaps fate might have brought the two middle-aged couples, Mr Habte and Ms Fana together after each one of them lost their first love. A shared value and a shared experience must have played a part; it was a long-lost love at first sight.

Miracles do happen, it did for the couple. After seven years of mourning for the death of his wife during childbirth, Habte finally laid his eyes on a woman named Fana, with similar life experiences as him.

The product of their communion: a baby girl named Hiyab with innate intelligence and maturity has given the couple hope and reason in life. Hiyab, an extraordinarily beautiful, talented and gifted young girl is the product of the reunion between Habte and Fana.

Hiyab has fallen in love with her teacher at an early in her age. Her love started in the classroom extended beyond and created a strong bond between the families. A sudden turn of events, however, has exposed Hiyab to unspeakable crimes and humiliation. Born at the wrong of times and in a lawless land made her dream and aspiration shutter in broad daylight. The circumstances have now hurt the families so bad that they are torn apart between love and hate, good and evil, and between sadness and happiness.

A subsequent turn of events has shattered Hiyab’s life; a huge burden has fallen onto her shoulder. When she was supposed to act as and be a child, she took the parenting role to take care of her mother. Her ordeal didn’t stop there but more life-threatening circumstances followed her footstep, and yet she decided to keep on living against all odds.

The book highlights the everyday life of ordinary citizens of Eritrea under absolute anarchy and a totalitarian regime. It is a story of love and hate, peace and war, family and community. But most of all, it throws light on some of the greatest injustices perpetrated against the citizens of a nation in the 21st century.

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ኣብ ሓቀይና ፍጻሜታት ዝተመርኮሰት መጽሓፍ፡

ሕጊ ኣልቦ ሃገር፡ ዛንታ ኤርትራዊት ስድራ

ሕጊ ኣልቦ ሃገር_ናይ ቅድሚት ገበር

መርዓቱ ክትሓርስ ከላ ብሞት ምፍላያ ንኣቶ ሃብተ ስንባደ፡ ጓህን ጣዕሳን ሓሚሱዎ። ነቲ ሰብኣዊ ስምዒቱ ቀቢሩ ከምዘይናቱ ርእዩዎ ጥራይ ዘይኮነ፡ ዳግማይ ናብ ጓልሰብ ክቐርብ ባህጊ ኣይነበሮን። “ንመን ትመጾስ መን ይመጻ ትመጾ፡” ከም ዝበሃል ተመሳሳሊ ዕጫኣ ከም’ቲ ናቱ ሕሉፋ ምልክዕትን ወረጃን ሰበይቲ፡ ወ/ሮ ፋና ምስ ጐነፈቶ ንእለቱ ልቡ ተሰልበ። ነቲ ናይ ባሕታዊ ናብራኡ ድማ ዳግመግምት ገብረሉ። ኣይደንጐዩን ፍረ ብርኮም ብኣምሳሎም ንህያብ ወለዱ።

ህያብ ብወገና ዓብያ፡ ኣኺላስ ንመምህራ ፈትያ ተማረኸት። ኣብ ሕጊ ዘይብሉ ዓዲ፡ ናብራ ኣብ ትሕቲ ፋሉል ስርዓት፡ ህይወት መኻልፍ ከጋጥሞ ባህርያዊ ስለዝኾነ፡ ምዉቕቲ ገዛ በብቝሩብ ንፋስ ክኣትዋ ጀመረ። ፈለማ ኣበሳ ዘይብሉ ኣቶ ሃብተ ብዓፈንቲ ሓይልታት ተወስደ። ስዒቡ ድማ ነታ እንኮ ውህበት ኣምላኽ ዝኾነት ህያብ ጓሉ ካብ ጽርግያ ብኣስገዳድ ንጊላነት ተወስደት። ኣብ ንኡስ ዕድመኣ ልዕሊ ዓቕማ ሕሰምን ኣደራዕን’ኳ እንተ ተደራረባ፤ ኢዳ ኣይሃበትን፡ ምንባር’ውን ኣየቋረጸትን።

ትሕዝቶ’ዛ መጽሓፍ፡ ኣብ ሓቀኛ ፍጻሜ ዝተመርኰሰ ናይ ብዙሓት ሰባት ዛንታታት ዝሓቖፈ ኮይኑ፤ ፍቕርን ጽልእን፡ ኵናትን ሰላምን፡ ስድራቤትን ሕብረተሰብን፡ ባህልን ወግዕን ንዅሉ ዘካተተ’ዩ በረኸታ። ዝያዳ ዅሉ ግን ነቲ ካብ ህዝቢ ዓለም ተኸዊሉ ዘሎ ምናልባት’ውን ናይ’ዚ ዘበንና ዝለዓለ ግህሰት ሰብኣዊ መሰላት፤ ግፍዒ፡ ጭቈናን ህልቂትን ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ዘንጸባርቕ’ዩ።

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