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Go on, be a Feminist

I started my International Women’s Day this year watching the 2013 TEDx Talks video of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talking about feminism. If you haven’t watched it, please do (find it here –...
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Locating Lauryn Hill’s Consumerism

Dr Claudette Carr tackles the Profane and the Prophetic in Popular Culture in her thought provoking piece on Locating Lauryn Hill's Consumerism. "If everyone is a product of this society, who will say...
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Book Review: Children of Saba fantasy book

Sensually provocative, visually breath-taking, and relentlessly suspenseful, N.K. Read’s ‘Children of Saba’ is that kind of book that only comes so rarely. From the first page, it sweeps you off your...
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Tippi: The Girl Who Talked to Animals

Meet Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degré. Cady-née-Tippi was born in Namibia in 1990, and spent her earliest years growing up in Africa, travelling with her parents - French wildlife photographers and...
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Peter Beard: Wild Thing

Renowned photographer Peter Beard speaks about his bloodstained work, his 40 years in Africa and his recent booklaunch. (Via Dazed+Digital) TASCHEN has relaunched a book on Peter Beard’s fascinating...
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New Aswan music album immortalises the Nile region

For millennia, the Nile has nourished lands of human, ecological, and cultural beauty. Connecting the polyrhythmic styles of Lake Victoria and the pointed melodies of the Ethiopian highlands with the rich...
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The Dreaded “B” Word And The Fact of Blackness

As colour is the is the most obvious outward manifestation of race it has been made the criterion by which men are judged, irrespective of their social or educational attainments. The light-skinned...
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Mandela film attracts Oscar buzz

A trailer for the new Nelson Mandela movie starring Idris Elba has been released as the frail freedom fighter enters his seventh week in hospital. http://youtu.be/hmm-aazQQKA Mandela: Long Walk to...