Neither Here Nor There: Perspectives on Identity by the Young Eritrean and Ethiopian Diaspora in America

August 25, 2009

Have you voted for Miss Africa USA?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Habesha Diaspora @ 3:34 pm
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Hello world!

It is true! I am auditioning to become the next Miss Arica USA! The pageant will have young women from all over Africa involved who can probably relate to a lot  of the things we are trying to capture in this book project! It’s going to be a blast. Plus, the responsibilities of Miss Africca USA are as amazing as the prize. Not only do they give a $2500 scholarship, but Miss Africa USA will also lead several humanitarian efforts to raise support for education, womens’ issues, and children in Africa.

But neither Miss Eritrea or Miss Ethiopia can do it without your help. Voting counts as 10% of the judging so please take the next 30 seconds and vote online right now! Just visit: My name is the 4th one in the 2nd box called “VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE CONTESTANT”, Liya Endale. Just check the box by my name and click on ‘vote’. Thank you so much!

There are 5 Habesha contestants. To vote for them also, just hit “Control” and “F” at the same time. A search box will pop up either at the top right or bottom left of your screen. Type in a name and hit enter. It will take you straight to that contestant. They should be highlighted in green or blue at the bottom left of your screen. The names of the other Ethiopian girls are Sofia Bushen, Nesanet Loffe, Mehrete Girmay and the names of the Eritrean girls competing are Jordana Burrs and Senayt Gaim. Good luck ladies! And for everyone else, thanks for your support!




  1. Salamm alaykum = ሳላአም አላይኩ , Hotep ! = ሆተፕ , Shalom ! = ስሃሎም and Greetings to All….

    This is a wonderful Blog ! I found your link on Ayanna’s Blog…

    I am Born in America, and I recently discovered I have relative ancestry with:

    Abesha-Ethiopians, Tigrais, Nubians, Egyptians, some Yemenis and Hebrews as well..

    Billy Gambela
    ብልልይ ግምብለ

    Comment by ብልልይ ። ግምብለ (Billy Gambela) — October 6, 2009 @ 5:35 am | Reply

  2. Hi Billy, welcome and thanks for visiting! Welcome to the family 🙂

    Comment by Habesha Diaspora — October 6, 2009 @ 12:44 pm | Reply

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