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A Bird of Love in Exile

Rais Neza Boneza | A Bird of Love in Exile

In 1910, a relatively unknown Igor Stravinsky composed his first orchestral dance suite The Firebird. Stravinsky drew on Slavic folklore to orchestrate the magical firebird; a ballet that alighted the Russian composer’s career….

Tolerence & Humility, Brooding Letters to Nigeria

Tolerence & Humility, Brooding Letters to Nigeria

Ever since I can recall, road travel has terrified me. It may have something to do with the grotesque scenes of road accidents splayed in the papers. Back in the 1990s, that was…

Together in the Picture

Together in the Picture

John Peffer scans the photographic styles that image a black South African self outside the Apartheid frames of negation, negativity and separation.   Senyane Boshielo holding her wedding portrait, produced by Alpheus Gwangwa…

Thought Structures, Deconstructing a Ugandan State of Mind

Thought Structures, Deconstructing a Ugandan State of Mind

How one Ugandan poet, Peter Kagayi, is surviving the literary desert one step at a time. It is a thwarting affair to talk about ‘Ugandan writing’, a domain infamously described by Ugandan-Sudanese poet…

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