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MY TRAVEL JOURNAL OF MY EXPERIENCE OF BOTH ANTHROPOLOGY RESEARCH AND THE VISIT OF MY FAMILY COUNTRY IN ERITREA. Some stories of encounters with Deaf people.
(20 August 2006). Deaf people living and communication in African histories, c. 960s - 1960s. There is strong documentary evidence that deaf or hearing impaired men and women, girls and boys, did occupy social space and took roles across the full spectrum of life throughout Africa in earlier centuries, living lives like everyone else and also having some different experiences. Traces and signs of deaf people appear in many sorts of historical document, such as travellers' accounts, legal and genealogical records, government, institutional and missionary archives, linguistic studies, literature, folklore, religious narrative, mime, dance and drama. Many of their experiences have involved severe economic poverty and adversity, stigmatising attitudes and exclusionary practices; yet this has not been the norm everywhere in Africa, and many deaf people have shown great resilience, perseverance, humour and ingenuity in their dealings and communications with the non-deaf world.
Moges, R. (2006). Constructing Eritrean Sign Language. In: Quadros, Ronice M. de (ed): TISLR 9 : Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 9 : 9 Congreso International de Aspectos Teóricos das Pesquisas nas Linguas de Sinais. December 6 to 9, 2006 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Florianópolis, SC Brasil. Florianópolis : Lagoa Editora.
Yehdego, L. (2006). United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea - ERINAD SEEKS SIGN LANGUAGE DICTIONARY. It looks quite ambitions, and is indeed proving to be a major challenge, but the Eritrean National Association of the Deaf (ERINAD) remains undaunted in its bid to produce a sign language dictionary. “The association is very thankful to the Head of the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), who visited our office to encourage us in our endeavour,” ERINAD Chairman, Yonathan Gebregziabiher confided to UNMEE News. He is a young deaf graduate from the Statistics and Demography Department of the University of Asmara.
Surdafrica: National Deaf Association of Eritrea. Contact info only.