Struggle has delivered a new and independent country to the world, Eritrea, and struggle has delivered a new and independent poet, Ararat Iyob. Blankets of Sand: Poetry of War and Exile is direct yet lyrical testimony to the social and political experience of a wide range of individual women, children and men in Eritrea and its diaspora, including the poet herself."
--Charles Cantalupo, Editor, The World of Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Ngugi wa Thiong'o: Texts and Contexts (both AWP 1995)
"Blankets of Sand is unique, not merely because it is the first collection of Eritrean poetry produced in English, but mainly because it ably expresses so much about those of us who went through the Eritrean experiences of struggle and exile."
--Dr. Ghirmai Negash, University of Leiden
- Publisher : Red Sea Pr (August 1, 1999)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 59 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1569021066
- ISBN-13 : 978-1569021064