Welcome Home Lemn: Ethiopia National Theatre
Outside Ethiopia's National Theatre in Addis Ababa with Bewketu and Ephrem .Inside the stage is set for one of the most important events of my lifetime.It is a similar Theatre to The Royal Festival Hall in London. High up in the centre you can see an empty stall. It is where The Emperor Haile Selassie sat. The audience pours in.The event is about to begin.The reading starts with the podium and ends with a standing ovation. "Welcome Home Lemn" someone shouts. The books sell out. One is signed to a man named Halleluljah. We are beautiful people. The After show party thrown by The British Council is world class. And a cake that says in words "Welcome Home Lemn". The boy in the picture below asked if I'd sign a piece of paper as I wrote he whispered "I want to be an author." The woman on the left is Hannah Azieb Pool. She's mine. I'm hers. And the woman on the right is the brilliant MC of the whole evening. I've more to say and show but that's it for now.