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My Complicated Feelings Toward Traditional Ethiopian Wear

Habesha kemis is a part of my culture, but my identity should reflect all of my diasporic self

Illustration: Nirit Takele

WWhenever I have any special event, I normally consult my personal fashion police, the Ethiopian diaspora women in my life, about what to wear. But this time, anticipating the formal and informal events that I…




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Rebecca Fisseha

Rebecca Fisseha

Rebecca Fisseha’s writings explore the Ethiopian diaspora. Her debut novel, Daughters of Silence, is out now from Goose Lane Editions.

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