Addis Ababa / Canada / Ethiopia / Ethiopian Identity / Family / Migration / Toronto

After Addis 2

Continuing from where I left off at the end of ‘After Addis 1‘, on the seven phases of the seven trips of this brown astronaut around the planet known as Ethiopia… Phase 1: immediately following migration, a time of feeling completely at ease with myself, it not even occurring to me to change to adapt to the norms … Continue reading

Addis Ababa / Canada / Ethiopia / General / Toronto / Washington D.C

Found In the USA: Yours, Mine and Ours

The last time I wore habesha kemis was on November 25, 2013, from approximately 4:00am to 9:00pm. But that’s nothing. My real record was the time before that. I wore one for over twenty-four hours from 6:00pm on August 3, 2011 until around 8:00am on August 4, 2011. That’s allowing for time spent sleeping with … Continue reading