Sulaiman Addonia was born in Eritrea in 1974 to an Eritrean mother and an Ethiopian father. He spent his early years in a refugee camp in Sudan, following the Om Hajar massacre in 1976 and, then, when he was ten, he and his brother moved to Jeddah. In 1990 he and his brother obtained asylum in England, where he attended University College, London. He has written one novel, The Consequences of Love, which is partly autobiographical. He is now using his mother’s names – Sadiyah-Mebrat – as his surname.
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Sulaiman Addonia and “The Consequences of Love”
For refugees, hope is ever-present in Europe (article by Addonia)
2009 The Consequences of Love
2018 Silence is My Mother Tongue