In the 1980s, North Oakland became a refuge for thousands of Eritreans fleeing war and famine. Less well known than their Ethiopian neighbors, Eritreans have built a thriving community whose members have brought spicy cuisine, strong coffee, and a longing for home to 51st and Telegraph.

By Robin Urevich. Additional production by Astrid Munn and Tasneem P. Raja.

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  1. […] intersection, with links to stories about the neighborhood’s long Italian history, its Eritrean immigrant community, and life behind the counter of Bakesale Betty and Genova’s […]

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