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Athol Fugard, Alan Paton, John Kani, Kessie Govender, Dennis Brutus

Athol Fugard is a leading voice in theater of Africa will he condone silence about the street execution f George Floyd? Dennis Brutus was being deported from USA in 1980s, from U. Penn (I helped get him to speak against South Africa's Racist Constitution, at Ohio University in 1984. I confess, with Libyan money as donation!) Would the late Dennis Brutus be quiet about fascist cop Derek Chauvin? I grew up under apartheid, deemed inferior to every white-skinned African Not allowed to go or study where I wanted in South Africa And loved to hear Steve Biko, Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King Would they have been silent about "BLACK LIVES" don't matter? Why do you write? Are you really in the tradition of free expression, and poetry for ALL?

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Date: 6/10/2020 11:39:00 PM
And here is where the medium fails us. All I have is virtual hugs, and the honour of calling you "brother". xomo
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Anil Deo
Date: 6/11/2020 1:23:00 AM
Bless your HEART, visible to the world of FLOYDs. amen