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Junot Diaz reads Edwidge Danticat : Water Child Junot Díaz reads Edwidge Danticat’s “Water Child” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. tags: Fiction GoodReads Literature Haiti Edwidge_Danticat JunotDiaz Simphiwe Dana is nobody’s darling | Thought…

Remembering David Kato

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DEDAN: A One-Man Play.

How do we remember history’s heroes? How do we also forget them? Dedan Kimathi Waciuri (1920-1957) was leader of the Mau Mau freedom fighters. He dedicated and gave his life to fighting against British colonial rule in Kenya. How do…

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Black feminism and intersectionality | International Socialist Review Although we are in essential agreement with Marx’s theory as it applied to the very specific economic relationships he analyzed, we know that his analysis must be extended further in order for…

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RIP, Nelson Mandela: Madiba’s Moving Inauguration Speech and Timeless Wisdom from His Autobiography | Brain Pickings Out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long, must be born a society of which all humanity will be…

TO BUILD A MONUMENT

TO BUILD A MONUMENT

i have known false teachers who swept me beneath their words, forced me out of my orbit to fly under the radar and made it clear that i had nothing to offer. and although my spirit broke when death simultaneously…

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Britain burnt ’embarrassing’ documents of colonial crimes – Times Of India LONDON: British officials burned and dumped documents from colonies in the final years of the empire in a systematic effort to hide their “dirty” secrets, according to files declassified…

A young man and his goat - A photographic story

A young man and his goat – A photographic story

From a collection by Cristina Garcia Rodero, Rituales en Haiti Miami Dade College Museum of Art + Design?      

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The Work of Man Has Only Just Begun Poet, statesman, and singular voice of the anti-colonial movements of the 20th century, Aimé Césaire continues to influence contemporary discussions of ethics and aesthetics, politics and history in this precariously postcolonial world….

Her First Day in America

Monkoki rolls up the apartment blinds and sunlight rushes into the square studio apartment, forming bright rectangular patterns on the beige carpet. Although she is still lethargic from last night’s long flight from Botswana, Monkoki feels somewhat refreshed, anticipatory really,…