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The Trouble with “The Trouble with Aid”

“And the world weeps with them…”, narrates the solemn 70s commentator over images of children in Biafra, bloated by kwashiorkor. These are the opening shots of the documentary film, The…..

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My man Gregory Mann, a historian of Francophone West Africa, based at Columbia University (he’s on leave this academic year at Stanford University’s Humanities Center) sent me this image from…..

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This amazing set of photographs of soldiers of the Apartheid South African Army were taken by Wyeth between 1980 and 1982 (I chanced upon them recently while looking for images…..