Following the Endsars protest in Nigeria, Journal of African Youth Literature Jay Lit’s intends to do a miniseries about the protest.
End SARS is a decentralised social movement, and series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria. The slogan calls for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS), a notorious unit of the Nigerian Police with a long record of abuses.
The Endsars protest demands the disbanding of the unit by the Nigerian Government. After experiencing a revitalisation in October 2020 following more revelations of the abuses of the unit, mass demonstrations occurred throughout the major cities of Nigeria, accompanied by vociferous outrage on social media platforms.
About 28 million tweets bearing the hashtag have been accumulated on Twitter alone. Solidarity protests and demonstrations by Nigerians in diaspora and sympathizers occurred in many major cities of the world. The protests is notable for its patronage by a demographic that is made of entirely young Nigerians. The movement has since expanded to include demands for good and acountable governance.
Submission Guidelines of
Are you an African youth who has images that tell stories of the #EndSars Protests?
- Submit to the Journal of African Youth Literature— Jay Lit’s ENDSARS MINISERIES curated by Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim.
- What to Submit: Pictures from the protests with accompanying quotes, or quotes of your protest experience accompanied by your picture.
- How to Submit: Send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘EndSars Miniseries’ in the subject line.
- Deadline: December 20, 2020
- Follow @heemthewriter on Twitter for more information to follow.