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Ethiopia's 'first female comic book superhero'

Ethiopia is getting its 'first female comic book superhero'. She's a young woman called Ement Legesse and stars in a comic called 'Hawi'. Her story is a historical fantasy set in modern-day Ethiopia and draws on the country's rich past. Newsday's Shaimaa Khalil spoke to the founder of Etan Comics, Beserat Debebeshe.

(Photo: image of Ement Legesse in 'Hawi' Credit: Etan Comics)

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