We kept the white maggot of a fly called qmburs. It reached 3 centimetres and pupated for 25 years. As it aged, it shrank and produced more silk. Qmburs wove a silk case around a shell. When it got too large, the case would stifle it and the maggot moved out. My grandmother transferred it while still inside its shell to a new home. This was usually the underside of an old bamboo coffee table. The maggot adhered to the surface with a glue-like substance and produced more silk: 3 x 600-millimetre-square harvests per year, thick and frothy. I scrounged bamboo-coffee tables. Mama kissed my forehead: a rare gift.
Those who try to destroy the planet have destroyed Orit Yehuda and other Ethiopians in a manifestation of total racism.
‘Do not abuse the environment. When your flesh changes into soil, your spirit will remain on earth. Leave behind a comfortable home for it.’
Petrol fuelled the taxi. Materialism did not drive the yerada lij.
This marvellous ancient engineering work that is the Lalibela monasteries is vital to future engineering developments.
Never betrayed, the warrior and his horse survived in the thick of battle, bullets flying. He emerged through flames. This baffled Italians who called him ‘Illusion’.