'DJONYA': A Message Against Slavery

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Monday December 18, 2017

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Fatoumata Diawara Denounces Trafficking & Slavery in New Video ‘Djonya’
By: Alex Gallacher

Fatoumata Diawara has released her new video ‘DJONYA’ (‘Slavery’ in bambara) to denounce on the one hand the atrocities perpetrated against the migrants coming mostly from sub-Saharan Africa (brothers of Africa) and on the other hand to provide a glimmer of hope to all those who are victims of these modern times.

With ‘DJONYA’, Fatoumata wishes to condemn this tragic situation. It is a song that defends the idea that every woman and every man belongs to the human race regardless of colour, ethnicity or religion and that every being should be respected.

It is about time that all this changes. We are all human beings made of flesh and blood. If each individual is unique, all individuals are alike. A life lived in diversity is a life of unimaginable wealth.

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