EritreaHayelom StegePoems

What Freedom?

Hayelom Stege

Barentu, Eritrea

 

Freedom? I did not know it
My village? My small world
Leave this world? Impossible
My prospects? Had only one name
Prison

 

Hayelom Stege (22)

fled from a small village in Eritrea that offered him no prospects whatever. Today he lives in a shipping-container camp in Berlin-Lichterfelde.