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Thursday, October 18th, 2012

#Kony2005

I didn’t pay much mind to the #Kony2012 kerfuffle when it first surfaced back in March. I couldn’t be bothered to watch the film and was a bit blasé about the re-emergence (as it seemed to me) of the Lord’s Resistance Army as a topic of wide international interest. But now Invisible Children has released another

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

On the ‘white man’ comment by Israel’s Interior Minister

A muted response in the blogosphere persuaded me to write about Israeli interior minister Eli Yishai’s now not-so-recent remark, which I’ve come to think of as ‘the “white man” comment’. If you missed it, in June 2012...

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Cabo Verde music: Nha morna, nha Terra

I’ve long thought the UN or the OECD ought to measure, as a development indicator, nations’ musical (and cultural) influence per capita. Cape Verde (and Jamaica) would surely top the rankings, while Norway and Germany (Modern Talking,...

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Sodade

Saudade. European Portuguese: , Brazilian Portuguese: , Galician: ; a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone one loves, often carrying a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return;...

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Cape Town: Beautiful Ugly

Post by Olufemi Terry (text) and Marco Lachi (photographs) In 2008, while living and studying in Cape Town, I heard, over and over, two observations about the city: it was a place of singular beauty, perhaps even...