BM’s POETS OF THE WEEK

ERITREA’s SABA KIDANE

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Saba Kidane is an Eritrean journalist, poet, and political activist though renowned for her ‘War Poems’. Most of her poetry is composed in Tigrinya. Her poetry addresses children, everyday life, social issues, and the effect of war on Eritrean women.

find out more about here, here and here

SOMALIA’S SHADYA YASIN

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Shadya Yasin is a Somali social activist, poet and teacher.

Find out more about her work here, her The Star interview here and some of her collaborative efforts here

ETHIOPIA’SALI BIRRA

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Ali Birra is an internationally recognized Oromo singer, composer, poet and nationalist and a proud Ethiopian. He is more of a singer these days though.

Check him out on Facebook and Youtube

KENYA’S CHRISTOPHER OKEMWA

Christopher Okemwa is a Kenyan playwright, teacher and performance poet.

Check him out here, here and here

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