100 African writers “raise fists” in solidarity with protests
More than a hundred African essay writers, including José Eduardo Agualusa, Ondjaki, Grada Kilomba and Pepetela, today condemned “acts of violence against black people in the United States”, supporting protests in that country “and around the world”.
In an open letter, released today, 106 African writers condemn “the murders” of several black citizens in the United States, including George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American, who died on May 25 in Minneapolis (in the state of Minnesota) ), after a white policeman squeezed his neck with one knee for about eight minutes, despite Floyd saying he couldn’t breathe.
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