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By Stephany Steggall
Cultural appropriation of a story, in 'A Time To Be Born: The Feyisa Lilesa Story'.
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Reesom Haile, Poet: One of the Eritrean G-13
The name of Reesom Haile is well known in Eritrea and its Diaspora. In his poems Reesom expresses the love and anguish and longing shared with all Eritreans. My recently published book, "The Eritrean Letter Writers: Dear Mr President", is imaginatively narrated by Reesom. He tells the story of the G-13, men and women who wrote the Berlin Manifesto and confronted Isaias Afwerki to discuss the plight of Eritrea under his leadership.
September 1, 2021
An Extract From The Eritrean Letter Writers: Dear Mr President
My book about the G-13, who wrote the Berlin Manifesto, is now available from my publisher. Read more about it:
August 13, 2021
An Extract from A Time To Be Born: The Feyisa Lilesa Story
The extract is from the chapter describing Feyisa running in the men's marathon and winning the silver medal. The painting is provided courtesy of the artist, Yaddi Bojia.
March 13, 2021
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This episode is also available as a blog post:
February 25, 2021