Class Continuum on the Feast of the Trinity

As I get older, everything reminds me of a memory. The infectious laughter that consumed the men’s table apropos our low social standing. The flicker of shame -quickly masked on my friend’s face.  And most of all, my own moral cowardice which wouldn’t let me rebuke the offenders/console my friends. There’s a lot to unpack…

Lambadina- Ethiopian Film

This was my first Ethiopian movie premiere. I came of my own volition; enticed by the premise of diaspora themes and assured by the film festival accolades. By the end of the movie, I had only one feeling- relief. I was relieved that my non Ethiopian co worker had bailed and that I was finally…

Europe and the people without history: Revisited

It was with contempt that I came across the Daily Mail’s breakthrough story; Britain scraps £9million foreign aid for Ethiopia’s Spice Girls after Mail revealed ‘blood boiling’ waste of taxpayers’ money, dated January 6th 2017. I was merrily taking part in the traditional jeering of a cousins Ferenji/White fiancée when the article popped up on my notifications….