Halimo Hassen

Halimo Hassen, is an up and coming writer with interests in creative writing, African Literature and poetry. Across genres, Halimo enjoys exploring the themes of displacement, belonging and self exploration. An Ivy League graduate, Halimo is currently a Schwarzman Scholar studying for a Master's in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Great Rift Valley

Photograph by Ayo Akinyemi, from the series “The Sacred Architecture of Osun Grove”

Mieso was a speck on Ethiopia’s map. A small place, remote and tucked away. We were Lesotho without the diamonds, and sometimes without the water. Caught between …

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