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In a Strange Land (Published in NuBeing International)

In Writing (all kinds), travel on May 28, 2009 at 03:52

In Berlin, 11-year-old Leli came running to her home, digging her nails in her flesh so hard that blood was almost drawn. Tears were running down Leli’s face as she fell into the arms of her mother, Tsion Letta-Teferra, an Ethiopian woman who had lived in Germany for 16 years.

“My daughter had just come from the house of the old lady who lived next door,” says Letta-Teferra. “The old lady told my daughter that she is dirty, and that’s why she has brown skin. Leli was trying to scratch her skin off.” Continue reading

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