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What’s behind the inter-ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of Cong; PLUS, poet and novelist Aya De Leon on her new novel

00:08 At least 300,000 people have been forced from their homes in northeastern areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two weeks, escaping a wave of resurgent inter-ethnic violence that has killed more than 160 people, including babies and young children hacked to death. To understand that we speak with Maurice Carney, co-founder and Executive Director of the Friends of the Congo (@congofriends).

00:34 We speak with poet and novelist Aya De Leon (@AyadeLeon) about her new book “Side Chick Nation” the fourth novel in the Justice/Hustler series exploring the issues of sex work, race, gender, socio-economic issues, and climate change all within the context of Hurricane Maria.

 

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