‘Ethiopianism’ Not a Competition


A recent Amharic movie I saw shocked me. The premise of the film was a woman who had chosen to live in Ethiopia after forsaking a life in a Western…


Listen to Heal

At a hospital to have my aching leg checked, the doctor whose office I was in asked how much I had paid for my admission card. I was taken aback…


Society Empowerment

In every industry certain words are consistently employed. For non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on women’s issues, it is “empowerment”. It is echoed in university halls, on the radios and meetings…


Patriarchy Thrives

A handful of means are used to discredit women in the deep-rooted patriarchal system of Ethiopia. All around the world, this system manifests itself in different ways. For the cleansing…


Inexcusable Inefficiencies

I read in a book once that all we can control is how we react to situations. Each day I spend in Ethiopia has become an example of this. Life’s…


Fruits of Happy Workers

In the eighth grade, after we were handed out our exam papers, a classmate of mine with tears in his eyes for receiving an average grade of “B” confided in…


Lazy Labels

We live in a time when not everything is as black and white as we wish it to be. Once, after a few back and forth over the nature of…


Generation that Should Write

Americans may think they have a stronghold over the world, but their global dominance is not as long reaching as they wish it to be. Still, they have been able…


Unsocial Media

It is nerve-wracking to see that Ethiopia is getting more and more media spots by international broadcasters. Such is the nature of the news, the sorts of things of interest…


Understand Thy Neighbour

I have little interest in politics for I am a social worker. I try to have the best interest of the community in mind under any setting of government. Social…


March On

International Women’s Day has been observed in most countries of the world in celebration of women on March 8. Stories were shared on social media, and heartfelt messages were forwarded,…


Nationals to the Rescue

Sitting at a restaurant, in one of the many hotels in Addis Abeba, to pen an article, I overheard a conversation taking place at the next table. It is not…


Not Ethiopian Panther

There is an unanswered question that we regularly have to examine as Ethiopians, a nation with a great past. We seem overshadowed by the heroes of our past, such as…


Care Mentally

Standing in a queue for the taxi, I noticed an older woman begging for money. It would not be as shocking if she did not have a young teenage boy…


Cycle of Guilt

I hear myself say the most ridiculous things at times. It is almost like I cannot grasp the moment these words escape my mouth. It feels as if I am…


Parental Guidance Beyond Pleasantries

Hanna Haile (hannahaile212@gmail.com) is an Ethiopian writer, researcher and social worker who uses her writing to promote social and gender equality, identity and women’s rights. She is one of the organisers of Poetic Saturday at Fendika Cultural Centre where she performs spoken word poetry every first Saturday of the month.


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