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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Police Brutality: ‘Language Has Failed Me’

The Nigerian novelist says she’s at a loss of words when it comes to the rash killings of black men and women by police in America.

If you tore through Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, then you’ll likely recall that the protagonist Ifemelu had a blog wittily named “Raceteenth or Various Observations About American Blacks (Those Formerly Known as Negroes) by a Non-­American Black.”

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Ugandan Man Has Been Gunned Down By Police After His Sister Called Them for Help

Alfred Olango, 30-years-old, disabled and unarmed, has become the 217th black victim killed by police in 2016.