Due to the most recent attacks at the Dadaab Refugee Camp, all activities other than life saving programs have been discontinued until further notice. Ojullu Opiew Ochan, member of the Dadaab Theater Project, has taken it upon himself to teach poetry to his fellow homeboys (group of young Gambela men living without family) in block G of Ifo camp. Singo Okumu shares his first poem.


by: Singo Okumu

There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over,

and the society is no longer willing to be plunged into an abyss of despair,

like a boil that can never be cured unless it is exposed to the air

with all its ugliness for medication.

The evil injustice of the representatives shall be put to a fascination watch of the people.

Hence, allow flames of freedom to sweep across the land.

The tide of history will be flowing towards open accountable and the face of change.

To accelerate as per this digital network in defiance to those who

hide behind veil of hypocrisy and continue to corrupt our culture

through an abuse to the position of power, shall be brought under the scrutiny of the law. And pay for the

depriving the under privillage rights to enjoy full development.

Hence, no body can ride on our back, unless it is bent. So, lets stand for the final to free our people!