Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:


Hama Tuma was born in Ethiopia in 1950,studied law at university and then spent years opposing a cruel and repressive communist regime in his own country.After wide travel in Europe and Africa,he continues to work in his homeland for the cause of democracy, in which he passionately believes. Hama Tuma is one of the most brilliant and original of modern African writters.In this story he used satire to attack the injustices of tryrannical dictatorship and mock at its power.For as this tale illustrate, in the hand of a mostor writer,controlled satire can become a more power full weapon than direct angry denunciation.Hama Tuma show how, in the worst circumstance, people can survive, by cunning if not by force.But we are never in dout of the seriousness of the outler's purpose that hes beneath the humour us of the reality of the terror he fought so hard to defeat.


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  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • The storyteller cannot remember when this story took place.
  • Location: Adisababa, Ethiopia
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