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The Africa Center’s CEO, Uzodinma Iweala on BBC World News Focus on Africa

The Africa Center’s CEO, Uzodinma Iweala spoke to BBC World News Focus on Africa‘s Lukwesa Burak about the current state of affairs in the United States in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police. Mass uprisings against police brutality and racism have ensued in different cities throughout the country. Dr. Iweala spoke of the importance of resilience, solidarity across the Diaspora, and keeping the #BlackLivesMatter movement going despite extraordinary challenges Black people and their allies face in the fight against persistent systemic oppression.

 

 

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The Africa Center11 hours ago

We'd love to congratulate Ethiopian-American novelist + essayist Maaza Mengiste for being long-listed in this year's #2020BookerPrize! Her book, #TheShadowKing, is a historical novel set during WWII + unpacks female power; exploring what it means to be a woman at war....

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Congrats to Ethiopian-American novelist @MaazaMengiste for being long-listed in this year's #2020BookerPrize! #TheShadowKing is a historical novel exploring what it means to be a woman at war. We were thrilled to host Maaza's book launch at The Africa Center last October. https://t.co/HS3AYfcLWU TheAfricaCenter photo