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Ismail Einashe reflects on being transported back to his childhood in Ethiopia, and memories of life as a refugee before he moved to the UK. 'I had last been here as a young boy in December 1994, where I had lived after fleeing the civil war in Somalia. My family were forced to leave Hargeisa city in 1988, first escaping on foot to a refugee camp in Ethiopia near the border town of Harta Sheik, where I spent the defining years of my childhood and later ended up in Bole-Mikael, neighbourhood of Addis Ababa. We were not alone.'

Ismail Einashe
Ismail Einashe

Language: English

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