To Betray a Revolution

 Celebrating the First of September the anniversary of the Eritrean Revolution, many Eritreans change their profile pictures on Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter. The dominant replacement picture would be of a man on a horse with a rifle in hand and a celestial blue flag with an olive branch in the background. The knight in the picture is Hamid Idris Awate, the father of the Eritrean Revolution. Mt Adal, the place where the first bullet of the armed struggle was fired and Awate’s name, has become national brand names that cannot be separated from the month of September.