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BiografieLiyou Libsekal spent her childhood traveling around East Africa with her family, then moved to the United States to attend George Washington University where she obtained a BA in Anthropology in 2012. Her poetry explores themes of home, identity and displacement and her pamphlet, Bearing Heavy Things, is included in the African Poetry Book Fund’s New Generation African Poets series. Her work has been included in Missing Slate Magazine, Badilisha Poetry and Cordite Poetry Review. In 2014 she won the Brunel University African Poetry Prize. Liyou lives in Addis Ababa and writes her poems mostly in English.
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