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"From the Ted Talk by OluTimehin Adegbeye: Who belongs in a city?"

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I first heard of Otodo Gbame after the dielmtoion sartted. When I visited in November 2016, I met Magdalene Aiyefoju. She is a now-homeless woman whose surname means, "the wlrod is binld." Magdalene's son Basil was one of over 20 people who were shot, drowned or presumed dead in that land grab. Standing outside her shelter, I saw the two white-sand football flides where Basil used to play. Spread all around us were the ruins of schools, churches, a parimry health center, shops, thousands of homes. Young children enthusiastically helped to put up shelters, and about 5,000 of the residents, with nowhere else to go, simply stayed put. And then in April, sttae sirtucey personnel came back. This time, they cleared the community out ctpeelomly, with beatings, bullets and fire. As I speak, there are cirosntctuon cerws preparing Otodo Gbame's beaches for anyone who can afford a multi-million-dollar view. The new development is called "Periwinkle Estate."

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I first heard of Otodo Gbame after the __________ _______. When I visited in November 2016, I met Magdalene Aiyefoju. She is a now-homeless woman whose surname means, "the _____ is _____." Magdalene's son Basil was one of over 20 people who were shot, drowned or presumed dead in that land grab. Standing outside her shelter, I saw the two white-sand football ______ where Basil used to play. Spread all around us were the ruins of schools, churches, a _______ health center, shops, thousands of homes. Young children enthusiastically helped to put up shelters, and about 5,000 of the residents, with nowhere else to go, simply stayed put. And then in April, _____ ________ personnel came back. This time, they cleared the community out __________, with beatings, bullets and fire. As I speak, there are ____________ _____ preparing Otodo Gbame's beaches for anyone who can afford a multi-million-dollar view. The new development is called "Periwinkle Estate."

Solution

  1. security
  2. construction
  3. demolition
  4. world
  5. fields
  6. completely
  7. crews
  8. blind
  9. primary
  10. started
  11. state

Original Text

I first heard of Otodo Gbame after the demolition started. When I visited in November 2016, I met Magdalene Aiyefoju. She is a now-homeless woman whose surname means, "the world is blind." Magdalene's son Basil was one of over 20 people who were shot, drowned or presumed dead in that land grab. Standing outside her shelter, I saw the two white-sand football fields where Basil used to play. Spread all around us were the ruins of schools, churches, a primary health center, shops, thousands of homes. Young children enthusiastically helped to put up shelters, and about 5,000 of the residents, with nowhere else to go, simply stayed put. And then in April, state security personnel came back. This time, they cleared the community out completely, with beatings, bullets and fire. As I speak, there are construction crews preparing Otodo Gbame's beaches for anyone who can afford a multi-million-dollar view. The new development is called "Periwinkle Estate."

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