Aaron Berhane was born in Asmara, Eritrea, in 1969. Co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Eritrea’s now banned largest independent newspaper, Setit, he escaped arrest in 2001 by fleeing to Sudan and subsequently settling in Toronto. He started Meftih, a monthly newspaper serving Toronto’s 20,000-strong Eritrean community. He is also a member of the Writers in Exile Committee of PEN Canada.
Articles by Aaron Berhane
- Writers in Exile: What Shuts Them Up? (January–February 2012)
Authors fleeing persecution today are haunted not just by memories, but the ongoing threat of reprisal