Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Believe It or Not - Reesom Haile

Remember the Italians
Who invaded and said
Eat but don't speak?

Remember the English
Who invaded and said
Speak but don't eat?

Remember the Amharas
Who invaded and said
Don't speak and don't eat?

Believe it or not,
They want to kill us…

Reesom Haile (20th century) Eritrea
Translated by Reesom Haile and Charles Cantalupo
Source: Titanic Operas

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