Eritrea: Demystifying the EPLF details the accounts of the many battlefield struggles and the stories therein through the lenses of the author, a former freedom fighter emphasizing both the victories and scarifies. It analyzes why despite the victories in the armed struggle leading to the independence of Eritrea, the Eritrean people are yet to experience peaceful and democratic lives. Furthermore, it explores the devastating consequence of the zero-sum politics that prioritizes the views and interests of the leadership over compromise and inclusiveness that advances a common national interest.
Mr. Wold’s lived experience in the Eritrean armed struggle remembers and narrates the power struggle in the movement as having been more vicious than the deadly battles against the enemy.
Moving forward, the author believes it is still not too late to pull Eritrea back to the right track and provides ideas for progress.
About the Author
Feseha B Wold was born and raised in Eritrea and currently lives in the USA. A graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver, USA, the author worked as a high school teacher (in Ethiopia and Sudan) and curriculum writer in Ethiopia. He was a freedom fighter in the Eritrean Armed Struggle for Independence. In the United States the author worked in a bank and as a government employee.
Publication Date: 2023
Page count: 280
Trim size: 5.5 X 8.5"