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How to make a movie about Muslims

All the talk in the South African film world is all about the comedy “Material” these days, starring Cape Town stand-up comedian Riaad Moosa and Vincent Ebrahim of the popular BBC show The Kumars at No. 42. I recently saw Material and I have to say it didn’t disappoint. Set in Johannesburg’s predominantly Indian area of Fordsburg, it follows a young Muslim shopkeeper, Cassim Kaif (Moosa), on the cusp of taking over the family business upon the insistence of his father.

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“Mr Kristof, I Presume.”

Two Africa is a Country contributors–Neelika Jayawardane and Kathryn Mathers–have pieces in the latest issue of Transition, the Harvard creative writing magazine. The theme of the issue is “Blending Borders.”…..