• Mesfin Negash's own exiled shelf.
    Shelves in Exile

    Each book on exiled shelves has a story besides the one between its covers: who bought it, and where, and when, and how it arrived in its current country.

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  • photo via Flickr user: Rod Waddington
    Writing from Prison

    Despite the number of political prisoners in my country, we know very little about letters or poems written in Ethiopia’s prisons, as very few of them are published.

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  • A computer lab in Mekelle University, Ethiopia.
    Territorial Righteousness

    In his column this week, Exiled Ethiopian writer Mesfin Negash dissects “territorial righteousness,” the idea that one has less right to citizenship, less information, less understanding, and less sympathy to national issues because one lives in exile.

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  • A child bowing at the body of Meles Zenawi. Photo provided by the author.
    Farewell and Farce-well to a Dictator

    Journalist Mesfin Negash examines the effect that PM Meles Zenawi’s death has had on Ethiopia. Negash highlights how state media has manufactured the image of national grief, blurring the lines between private and public mourning.

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