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Rimbaud's house, Harar

Rimbaud's house, Harar

Arthur Rimbaud gave up poetry at 21 and became a traveler and trader, settling in Harar. Rimbaud's commercial dealings notably included coffee and weapons. In this period, Rimbaud struck up a very close friendship with the Governor of Harar, Ras Makonnen, father of future Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie