hamer tribe

Hamer woman, Turmi, Debub Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region of Ethiopia / We Speak Your Heart ©

I witnessed love

I will stand by you I have taken the first lash the second Others followed, tearing my skin I begged the Maza — the unwed men with the whip – to strike me. Blow after blow. I want to prove to you I will defend you from life’s harm. I am not afraid I don’t complain not a moan not a sigh Pain is nothing compared to my love for you, Brother And one day when times of trouble, doubt […]

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