A mural painted for Charly "Africa" Keunang, a blo…

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Title

A mural painted for Charly "Africa" Keunang, a blo…

Creator

Jeff Sharlet

Source

https://instagram.com/p/5E9xQtp3yc/

Date

7/13/15

Rights

jeffsharlet

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A mural painted for Charly "Africa" Keunang, a block from where LAPD shot him six times. // From "The Invisible Man," @GQ: "One day he called his father. Isaac said, "Come home," and Charly wept, because he could not. He had no money, no nation. He wasn't an American or a Frenchman. His own country did not recognize the ex-felon with no proof of who he was. Keunang, Robinet? Both. // It was time to go back to Cameroon. He tried. If he reported himself, they'd have to deport him, wouldn't they? Jose drove him an hour to an immigration office in the city. The first time, the two men said good-bye. Forty-five minutes later, Charly called Jose: They would not deport him. Not that day. Paperwork. His was missing. Jose brought him to immigration again. They hugged. This time, Charly believed. Inside, he said, Deport me. Send me home. I am not an American. This time security escorted him out. // Jose drove him into the city for a third time, and then a fourth. // He had failed at failure; he could not even be cast out. // When did he first try spice? When did he first smoke crystal?" /// http://www.gq.com/story/skid-row-police-shooting-charly-keunang

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Citation

Jeff Sharlet, “A mural painted for Charly "Africa" Keunang, a blo…,” The InstaEssay Archive, accessed September 23, 2017, http://instaessayarchive.org/items/show/3306.