Monday, March 28, 2011

Growing Up under Eyadema

Mara Jebsen writes in 3QuarksDaily about what it was like to grow up in Togo as President Eyadema was crushing the democratic opposition:

The thing I figured out even as a kid was that there weren't cameras like at the civil rights movement. No one could be brought to care, and so within a year, the dead were buried, hopes for real democracy in Togo suffered one of what was a series of thudding, horrible checks, and everything went back to the way it had been before. Except things felt creakier and heavier, and one could barely go an hour without thinking of that man.

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