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Ghirmai Negash

Contributor

Ghirmai Negash

Ghirmai Negash is the founder and head of the Department of Eritrean Languages and Literature of the University of Asmara, Eritrea (2001-2005). He is the author of A History of Tigirnya Literature in Eritrea (1999), and Nay Deresti Naznet [The Freedom of the Writer, 1993], with more titles forthcoming. He specializes in postcolonial theory, orature, and applied linguistics. Negash has recently moved to Ohio University to work as assistant director of the African Studies Program and professor of African Literature.

Articles by Ghirmai Negash

Unjust Praise
By Ghirmai Yohannes
In the beginningThe spirit movingUpon the face of the watersAnd in the breaking wavesTasted saltAnd I see fields of itDrying on the shore.We let in shallow lakes of seaTo evaporate,And the saltAccumulates…
Translated from Tigrinya by Charles Cantalupo & Ghirmai Negash
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