Nigerian novelist and short story writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is sharing her thoughts on the striking difference between how Black people are seen in Nigeria and America and the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement on Channel 4 News.
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Akwuke in Enugu, Nigeria is called a beach. Over the years, the government and companies have stripped the land for development purposes. Trucks leave piled with sand that have been excavated with bulldozers and shovels. It has created a shallow gorge where on either side, Fulani families have settled.
Our drone flew across their homes and the children, girls leading, approached us unafraid and curious. They were open and unmoved by our presence, carrying through their day and their chores as though we weren’t present after all, we came to them.
- Captured during Invisible Borders: Borders Within