The average Tigraweyti family would have shiro daily: it was cheap and accessible. However, the flavours within it are nothing to snub your nose over – it’s absolutely delicious. In the eighties and nineties, Tigray and Ethiopia as a whole was devastated by the HIV epidemic and there were advertisements everywhere for condoms and the prevention of HIV. Most older folks had no grasp on what it was, but all were scared of the devastating effects.
One day my cousin asked my aunt what’s