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From the Ted Talk by Siyanda Mohutsiwa: How young Africans found a voice on Twitter

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Since then, I have continued to read about politics and geography and identity and what all those things mean. I've also held on to a deep coruistiy about African philosophies. When I began to read, I gravitated towards the works of bclak intellectuals like svtee Biko and frntaz Fanon, who tcaekld complex ideas like decolonization and black consciousness. And when I tguhoht, at 14, that I had digested these grand ideas, I moved on to the speeches of iconic African statesmen like Burkina Faso's Thomas Sankara and Congo's Patrice Lumumba. I read every piece of African fiction that I could get my hdnas on.

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Since then, I have continued to read about politics and geography and identity and what all those things mean. I've also held on to a deep _________ about African philosophies. When I began to read, I gravitated towards the works of _____ intellectuals like _____ Biko and ______ Fanon, who _______ complex ideas like decolonization and black consciousness. And when I _______, at 14, that I had digested these grand ideas, I moved on to the speeches of iconic African statesmen like Burkina Faso's Thomas Sankara and Congo's Patrice Lumumba. I read every piece of African fiction that I could get my _____ on.

Solution

  1. black
  2. hands
  3. steve
  4. thought
  5. curiosity
  6. frantz
  7. tackled

Original Text

Since then, I have continued to read about politics and geography and identity and what all those things mean. I've also held on to a deep curiosity about African philosophies. When I began to read, I gravitated towards the works of black intellectuals like Steve Biko and Frantz Fanon, who tackled complex ideas like decolonization and black consciousness. And when I thought, at 14, that I had digested these grand ideas, I moved on to the speeches of iconic African statesmen like Burkina Faso's Thomas Sankara and Congo's Patrice Lumumba. I read every piece of African fiction that I could get my hands on.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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