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Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira Vs. Boko Haram

Actress, activist and African American: Danai Gurira believes in the power of using her voice to amplify African storytellers.

The set of The Walking Dead is a difficult place to stand out on Halloween: the zombie quotient is high and the makeup artists are two-time Emmy winners, but nobody rocks a katana and dreadlocks better than Danai Gurira in her role as the steely heroine, Michonne.

This year, however, the actress tried something different. On a break from filming the show in Atlanta, Gurira and her female cast mates posed in makeshift versions of jilbabs like those worn by the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by terror group Boko Haram. Although it was Halloween, the only thing scary …


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