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Pop Culture and Pirate Humanity

The tragic robber-hero. The mystical gunslinger. The cerebral crime-lord, drawn into events beyond his control. One of the most straightforwardly literal ways in which popular culture is able to challenge official…..

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Jeffrey Gettleman in Somalia

By Abdourahman Waberi* Jeffrey Gettleman will not run the risk of being seen as ‘a nobody, a cockroach, a gangster,’ unlike the Somali pirates he depicted in the columns of…..

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Pirates for Haiti

Last week Congo’s government announced it would pledge $2.5 million to relief efforts in Haiti.  As Texas in Africa noted, pledging is not the same as actually handing the money over……