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African Writers Show Solidarity with Protesting Americans in Open Letter

'We support the protests in the United States and across the world as our people demand justice for any and all racial killings whether by police or civilians,' writes Mona Eltahawy, Mohale Mashigo, Remy Ngamije, Mukoma wa Ngugi and more.

African writers across the continent have shown their solidarity with Americans protesting police brutality in the country with an open letter, Aljazeera reports. The likes of Mona Eltahawy, Mohale Mashigo, Remy Ngamije, Mukoma wa Ngugi, Lola Shoneyin, Zukiswa Wanner, Makanaka Mavengere, Chris Abani and numerous others have all co-signed the letter which fiercely condemns the continued killing of African Americans at the hands of the police and calls on African governments to do much more to address the crisis.

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South African Writer Zukiswa Wanner Awarded the 2020 Goethe Medal

Zukiswa Wanner is the first African woman to receive the Goethe Medal which is awarded on behalf of the German government to individuals "who have made an outstanding contribution to international cultural exchange".

Prolific Zambian-born South African writer Zukiswa Wanner has been awarded this year's Goethe Medal, Brittle Paper reports. According to the Goethe Institut, the annual award is given on behalf of the German government to individuals "who have performed outstanding service for the German language and for international cultural relations". Wanner receives the award alongside Bolivia's Elvira Espejo Ayca, the Director of the National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore (MUSEF) in La Paz, Bolivia, and British writer and former Man Booker Prize winner, Ian McEwan.

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