Time Across Cultures (Ethiopia)

January 30, 2015

  Having done my 20×20 presentation on the perception of times in different cultures, it was a pleasant find to come across this article from Public International Radio– “If you have a meeting in Ethiopia, you’d better double check the time.” The article details the two ways to tell time in Ethiopia. One is the the traditional 24 hour clock, while the other is 12 hour clock, which is commonly used due…

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The Slow Road to Free Speech in Ethiopia

January 23, 2015

  As a first generation Ethiopian-American my connection to Ethiopia is different one than that of my parents. For my parents, Ethiopia is home, there is a tight knit, communal sense of cultural identity rooted in nation, religion, ethnic group, cultural practices, etc. For me Ethiopia represent the heartland, a distant and somewhat romanticized sense of origin that brings to light many of the qualities that define me–facial features, familial/personal values,…

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Atlanta Hawks Flying High and Under the Radar

January 16, 2015

  The NBA season is well under way and much to my surprise along with everyone else’s, my hometown team, the Atlanta Hawks have one of the best records in the NBA. Despite all the love the Hawks are getting, there is still much skepticism among fans. And who could blame them. When the past few years have been filled with early 1st and 2nd round exits from the playoffs,…

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