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The struggle in Ethiopia continues - there's no stopping half way, says political poet Hama Tuma

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Ethiopian writer, poet and political activist, Hama Tuma
Ethiopian writer, poet and political activist, Hama Tuma LA Bagnetto

For Ethiopians, the struggle continues, veteran exiled poet Hama Tuma says in this month's Africa: Stories in the 55 literature program. Banned by three Ethiopian governments, Tuma talks about how new momentum is boosting the country. He speaks through his poetry, reading his poems entitled "Perserverance" and "Their Ethiopia".

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Ethiopian poet Hama Tuma reads his poetry in English and Amharic for listeners, reflecting on the various regimes, including the abolishment of the monarchy in Ethiopia.

 

Are you interested in owning a signed copy of Just a Nobody by Hama Tuma? Write in to storiesinthe55@rfi.fr to enter the contest to have his book of poety sent to you!

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