The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Poetry - An evening with Hama Tuma, an Ethiopian rebel angel

organised by Chris Beckett

Wednesday 18th October 2017

6:30 to 8:30pm, Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR - Free public event (all welcome)


Come and join us in the Chester Room at Keats House, Hampstead, for a celebration of the work and life journey of one of Ethiopia's most rebellious contemporary writers.

Hama Tuma is an important Ethiopian poet, satirist, essayist and human rights campaigner who has been living in exile in Paris since fleeing his country in the time of Haile Selassie.

He has published two collections of passionate, angry poems in Amharic and two in English; also many acclaimed books of satirical short stories in English including The Case of the Socialist Witchdoctor, The Case of the Criminal Walk and at least five titles in his African Absurdities series. Hama will be interviewed by London-based poet and journalist Alemu Tebeje, and examples of his poems and stories will be read by Chris Beckett and Makonnen Wodajeneh.

After questions from the audience, refreshments will be served and books will be available to buy and have signed by the author.


Capacity at the venue is limited, so please reserve your place soon to avoid disappointment.

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The nearest railway station is Hampstead Heath, a 3 - 5 minute walk away

The nearest tube stations are both on the Northern Line (Edgeware Branch). Belsize Park is a 10 - 12 minute walk and Hampstead a 12 - 15 minute walk.


First Published in News File Oct-17

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