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'The colour had drained from his American dream'

Part of 'Diallo' - a poem by Zimbabwean Bernard Matambo, written in memory of Amadou Diallo - an African immigrant who was shot in New York City. Bernard is a poet, who was born and raised in Zimbabwe. Currently he is a visiting assistant professor at Oberlin College in the United States. His work, amongst other things, explores issues surrounding the lives of young Africans abroad. He is one of 6 artists short-listed for The 2015 Brunel University African Poetry Prize. He has been speaking to Lawrence Pollard.

(Photo credit: Bernard Matambo)

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