Art / Culture

A Nigerian Poet’s Dangerous Amorous Episodes

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In the traditions that established earlier voices in modern Africa poetry, sociopolitical maladies have remained an arch theme. In the words of Omafune Onoge, what rocks African poetry most is the crisis of consciousness.

From No Man Is an Island
On May 24, 2022
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Ethnography in the Club

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A Review of Dance Music Spaces

From No Man Is an Island
On May 18, 2022
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Review: Drifting Paris

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What now that capitalism has learned to embrace, eat, and digest attempts at subversion and criticism to the point that anti-capitalism becomes a vital force for capital?

From No Man Is an Island
On May 10, 2022
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Not A Laafin Matter: Lamidi Ọláyíwọlá Àtàndá Adéyẹmí (1938-2022)

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When news broke late on 22nd April 2022, that Ọba Ọláyíwọlá Adéyẹmí III, the Aláàfin of Ọ̀yọ́, had joined his ancestors at the ripe old age of 83, there was a sense in the entire Yorùbá speaking world that a truly regnant king had departed the realm.

From Olongo Africa
On April 25, 2022
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In Challenge of a Single Story

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Kufre Usanga is a PhD student in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, where she researches petroculture and Indigenous literatures. Usanga holds the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Award.

From Olongo Africa
On April 15, 2022
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Goodnight, Oscar Levant, Wherever You Are

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An appreciation for the unappreciated.

From Popula
On March 7, 2022
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Immortality

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FOR A WEEK she stood inside a room at the Taichung train station. There was something quietly defiant about her stance, left foot crossed over her right, the weight of her body slightly on the back foot, as if she were just about to take a small step forward.

From No Man Is an Island
On March 8, 2022
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To GOGH or not to GOGH

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the van Gogh exhibit at the old Amoeba building in Hollywood

From Popula
On March 7, 2022
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Non-Binary Taiwanese Drag King Stars In Netflix’s Midnight Asia

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From buzzy soap operas and historical dramas to award-winning films, programming centered on Taiwan continues to proliferate across Netflix. The latest entry: an episode of “Midnight Asia,” a six-part docuseries by InFocus Asia celebrating the diverse nightlife found in Asian metropolises, such as Seoul, Mumbai, Tokyo, Manila and Bangkok.

From No Man Is an Island
On February 11, 2022
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Family Affair

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He belongs to a generation of Nigerian men raised to be strong, silent, and hopelessly incapable of accepting complicity even in the face of clear damage. The patriarchy is alive in him indeed.

From Olongo Africa
On February 3, 2022
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“He Taught Us How To Teach by Learning” – Ọ̀ṣúndáre

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For Ayọ̀ Bámgbóṣé at 90

From Olongo Africa
On January 26, 2022
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A Supreme Fiction

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A meditation on the paintings of the late Jesse Murry

From The Brick House Cooperative
On January 11, 2022
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Best Taiwanese Indie Albums of 2021

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New Bloom members Peter Freestone and Brian Hioe pick some of their favorite indie albums from 2021, focusing on bands from Taiwan. ​This is the fourth in a series of Best Album lists compiled by New Bloom.

From No Man Is an Island
On January 7, 2022
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