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Sierra Leone gangster leaves the street for poetry

By Reuters
22 Feb 2020   |   7:23 am   |  
Yousef Kamara was the leader of Giverdamn Gaza, one of Freetown's most infamous street gangs. In 2017, his poetry and song-writing were noticed by Way Out, a collective of musicians and artists who take youth off the streets. Three years on, Kamara's poems have been published in several international magazines.


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