Proudly Trans in  Turkey

Proudly Trans in Turkey

Portrait: Ebru Kırancı by Gabrielle Le Roux quote: “Hayatı seviyoruz, Bizi öldürmeyin” – “We love life, Dont kill us” Proudly Transgender in Turkey is a social justice project and cultural intervention designed by South African artist Gabrielle Le Roux. The…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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Gina Athena Ulysse: Defending Vodou in Haiti The décret-loi against “superstitious practices” technically criminalized the practice of Vodou in Haiti until its abrogation by Article 297 of the Constitution of 1987. If with the recent abrogation of Article 297 the…

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Eartha Kitt’s life was scarred by failure to learn the identity of her white father, says daughter | Music | The Observer In 2008 Kitt died on Christmas Day at her US home after being diagnosed with colon cancer. Now…

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Koroga IV: ‘Renewed Hearts’ Nduta Waweru/Sylvia Gichia | DMKW tags: Broken_Hearts Poetry Kenya Sex Work, Migration and Anti-Trafficking: Interviews with Nandita Sharma and Jessica Yee | INCITE! Blog We are excited to share this interview of Nandita Sharma and Jessica Yee…

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Class of 2013-14: ten producers to watch over the next year – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. Lord Tusk is my son and I would like you to listen & support his music. The first signing to Jon Rust’s…

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The Black Jacobins, Education and Redemption by Russell Maroon Shoatz | Moorbey’z Blog The ruling elites of societies use prisons both to punish those they label as law-breakers and at the same time to terrorize those “free” members of society…

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The Madwoman with a Laptop On this Labor Day weekend, I challenge those who are going or have already gone back to school this year to look around and notice what’s happening with assistant professors on your campus. Do you…

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Clair of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat There is no such thing as Haiti.Or, as Edwidge Danticat makes clear in “Claire of the Sea Light,” her new novel, there is no such thing as one Haiti, no fixed understanding,…