REVIEWS

Fake It Real Examines the Relation Between Truth and Fiction in the Age of Disinformation

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The exhibition concerns itself with the spread of fake news and disinformation globally, featuring works reflecting both Taiwanese and international artists.

From No Man Is an Island
On October 5, 2022
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The Longest Memory

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I am more familiar with the poetry of Fred D’Aguiar than his prose, so I was thrilled when I discovered his debut novel at the Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD) in Accra where I was a writer-in-residence in April earlier this year.

From Olongo Africa
On September 28, 2022
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LADY MONDEGREEN’S JUNGLE

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In 1954 Sylvia Wright, an editor at Harper’s Magazine, wrote a piece for the magazine in which she recalls her childhood. Her mother would read the Scottish ballad “The Bonnie Earl o’ Moray” to her. Here is how young Wright heard the opening lyric:

From Tasteful Rude
On September 27, 2022
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“Demigod: The Legend Begins” Breathes New Life Into Taiwanese Puppetry

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Pili Puppetry is a well-known Taiwanese glove puppet series, which transposes wuxia tales of martial arts chivalry to a fantasy setting.

From No Man Is an Island
On August 22, 2022
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“Terrorizers” Pales in Comparison to its Edward Yang Namesake

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This is a No Man is an Island film review written in collaboration with Cinema Escapist as part of coverage of the 2022 New York Asian Film Festival. Keep an eye out for more!

From No Man Is an Island
On August 5, 2022
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Idza Luhumyo’s Hair Politics

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A piece of intrusion fantasy, its prose carefully measured, tied to a Black woman’s hair.

From Olongo Africa
On July 27, 2022
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MELODRAMA-RAMA: LOCAL FEELINGS

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A few weekends ago I drove to the teeny beach town of Oceano. I had received a tip that, somewhere on California’s Central Coast, someone was performing live melodramas.

From Tasteful Rude
On June 8, 2022
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The Sound of Ambient Rain with a Progressive Beat: NYORAI’s 雨の音

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雨の音 (rain sound) is a compact EP, but it manages to take listeners on a unique aural journey.

From No Man Is an Island
On June 5, 2022
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The Spectacle and Politics of Nudity in “Blood Sisters”

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If we think of film as “visual storytelling”, Blood Sisters certainly gives us the “visual” even if it sometimes leaves us wondering about the “storytelling.”

From Olongo Africa
On May 27, 2022
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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 Olongo Africa
On May 24, 2022
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MELODRAMA-RAMA: WHERE DO I BEGIN?

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Katharine Coldiron's new column Melodrama-Rama takes readers on a beguiling tour of the world of melodrama.

From Tasteful Rude
On May 12, 2022
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A Glance into the Everyday of COVID

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This is a No Man is an Island film review written in collaboration with Cinema Escapist, as part of coverage of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Keep an eye out for more!

From No Man Is an Island
On April 12, 2022
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Yes Look Up

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Smart people wouldn’t yell in circumstances like those. They’d lay down their lives to persuade.

From Popula
On December 27, 2021
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