As Eritrea looks to open up

Samson Haile Theophilos, a local author on Eritrean buildings stands in front of distinctive "Bar Zilli" building which imitates a 1930s radio set with windows like tuning knobs in Asmara, May 12, 2008. Eritrea's remote capital Asmara is one of the world's most fascinating centres for Art Deco -- boasting a treasure trove of around 400 buildings mostly constructed during the last years of Italian colonial rule.Developments are Eritrea are moving fast, especially in the relationship with the big brother Ethiopia. How to look at Eritrea, a country has kept a hidden face in political world? In this article you will a few notes on a few books giving you a closer look at this small country. 

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