Working during COVID lockdown....and dreaming of fieldwork!

We are privileged workers. We have always known it. We travel around the globe, we do research, we investigate, we meet cool people. Yet, under the present situation, we obviously make no exception and stay home. In these days, confined in my flat, I dream about staying in one of those places we visited doing ethnographic interviews, and I guess I am not the only one. I miss the luscious valleys of Tigray, where trees, green patches, and isolated houses combines into unexpectedly jagged landscapes. I fancy about enjoying some refreshing shadow under an acacia or in a comfortable living room in a mudbrick house in Al Khiday, always wondering at the courtesy and hospitality of farmers. My eyes

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