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Alemu Tebeje

Alemu Tebeje

Alemu Tebeje

(Ethiopia, 0)
Biography
Alemu Tebeje is an exiled Ethiopian journalist, poet, lyric writer and human rights campaigner who lives in London, close to Grenfell Tower. He runs the website  Debteraw and his poem 'Greetings to the people of Europe!' was projected on public buildings in Denmark, Italy, USA and UK by Jenny Holzer in 2017.
Songs We Learn From the Trees is the first anthology of Amharic poetry to be translated in English. A first taste of a rich literature for English readers. Anthologies naturally group writers together, but in order to enable each of the excerpted poets to stand out on their own, Poetry International Archives is presenting them individually, with brief biographies provided by the book's editors.
© Chris Beckett and Alemu Tebeje, Songs We Learn From Trees (Carcanet Press, 2020)
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