Eritrea Then and Now; Reflections for Our Times

Tekle Woldemikael, sociologist at Chapman University, and an Eritrean national repatriated decades ago in the US, speaks with nuance and intimacy, for the full hour about an old culture and a nation that thrives even in the grip of the current repressive regime.  His latest book, Postliberation Eritrea: The Rise and Fall of the African Renaissance State, published by Indiana University Press, will be out this May/June. He is also working on a special issue of African Identities Journal on Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea, as Modernist African City.