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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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The Strangers of Braamfontein’s Slightest Hope

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Readers of Amma Darko’s Beyond the Horizon, Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ Street, and Ifeanyi Ajaegbo’s Sarah House may find Onyeka Nwelue’s The Strangers of Braamfontein familiar, especially in its discussion of sex trafficking of African women.

From Olongo Africa
On August 20, 2021
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Flat-lining and the Buzz

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It is not difficult to understand why a volume of poems on the subject of suicide by an African poet can be a difficult thing. The subject is the last taboo, obdurate and stiff as death.

From Olongo Africa
On July 24, 2021
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Minari And The Asian American Working Class

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While the characters in Crazy Rich Asians aspire to whiteness, the family in Minari simply wants to survive and live in their realities.

From No Man Is an Island
On April 23, 2021
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Haunted by the Ghosts of Taiwan’s Colonial Past

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A Review of Green Grass, Pale Fire (草地火焰)

From No Man Is an Island
On April 6, 2021
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