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Are Novels on Africa Offering Us Poverty-Porn?

What comes to mind when I say "Africa"? Is it the dressless child with flies all over his face? Maybe a woman thin as only problematic anorexic models can be, but carrying tanks of waters on their heads? These are just some of the images so…
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If You Care About Afro Hair Read This

Few days ago I posted about the so-called Nappy Hair (you can read the post here), and just as I was getting into my working routine I discovered an amazing project. It's called My Hair My Voice and it's a documentary narrating the stories behind…
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We Are a Human Family

Maya Angelou is my latest reading, specifically I'm starting from her collection of poems "I shall not be moved" and this poem is just too evergreen not to be shared, it's called Human Family. Happy reading! I note the obvious differences in…
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African History told by Ryszard Kapuściński

I know how this goes, most of you are now laying down on the sand or relaxing in the mountains, visiting families and so on and so forth. I've done that too, but without a book it's definitely not the same. I have to thank African Book Addict…
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Watched: Welcome (2009)

PLOT: Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of…