Asmara – Modernist City

Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea, is one of the most important and exciting architectural ‘discoveries’ of recent years. Built almost entirely in the 1930s by the Italians, Asmara has…

The Good and the Bad

Before I came to Eritrea, people filled my head with ideas of what it would be like to live here; some were good but most people had negative things to…

Asmara: a Romantic City

In the quite early morning of the day the city is filled with the sound of churches’ bells and the azanat of mosques. Women are seen on their white traditional…

“Going to Sawa is less of a choice and more of an obligation,” Heaven Tesfamariam-Bereketeab

I once read: “Those who have never had to fight for freedom will not fight to keep it.” As a daughter of a member of the First Round of the…