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​Kelefa Sanneh

Kelefa Sanneh is a staff writer at the New Yorker, where he writes about culture, politics, and (as often as he can) boxing.

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When We Were Kings: Ready to Fight
When We Were Kings: Ready to Fight

Drawn from a treasure trove of footage, this Oscar-winning documentary explores a watershed moment for one of the world’s greatest athletes—an international spectacle that revealed the complexities of black identity.

By ​Kelefa Sanneh

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