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Darra

In this post, the writer, from Cape Town, reflects on the life of her working class father, who like her friends' fathers worked tough jobs for low pay, and hid his vulnerabilities.

A journey to Harar

In Mexican-Ethiopian filmmaker Jessica Beshir’s Faya Dayi, khat is more than an important export product in a capitalist economy; she captures khat’s roles and meanings in everyday Harari life.

Growing pains

For all the grief Afropunk gets, including its commercialization and appetite for expansion, it still manages to bring people, mostly black, together over two days for a pretty great party.