Category Archives: Memoir


 By Surafel K Gebreselassie I woke up to a rare beautiful day in the winter of 1999. It had been raining for over a week. The dogs were out barking. The clear blue sky was hosting flocks of birds. It … Continue reading

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Quitting Soccer

By Surafel K Gebreselassie The day started like every Saturday. I had the usual bread and a cup of hot tea. Just before I left the house mama pulled me over and told me not to go anywhere that day. “I … Continue reading

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An Unforgettable Experience in Malaria Country

By Surafel K Gebreselassie, M.D They lowered the stretcher down on to the mud floor in front of the clinic, a rapidly made stretcher of sheep skin tethered on its corners to wooden holders. Four muscular hands of farmers carried … Continue reading

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