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In his new book Trash: African Cinema from Below , Kenneth W. Harrow examines trash as a notion that allows him to assume a valuable...
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January 1, 2013
The recent Hollywood release of the musical Les Misérables invites a renewed opportunity to question the relationship between capitalism...
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September 6, 2012
In the winter of 2000, I went to a two-day symposium at the Museum of the City of New York about Arab Americans. I was born in Bay Ridge,...
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June 26, 2012
In 1990, ten years after Robert Mugabe took power as the leader of an independent Zimbabwe, I spent six months living and working there. I...
Opinion
May 29, 2012
"The impact of art is not instantaneous. Art needs people who need art. There is a give and take. There's an exchange. If the society needs...
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May 16, 2012
Long before Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 created a pop buzz around the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony and his murderous Lord’s Resistance...
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April 24, 2012
On September 12, 2005 a man in a wheel chair hijacked a plane traveling from Tolima to Bogota with two grenades hidden in his diaper...
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April 13, 2012
These film reviews from the 19th New York African Film Festival were originally published on Africa is A Country . Black Africa, White...
Opinion
April 5, 2012
There is a certain missed opportunity in America’s box-office obsession with The Hunger Games which, while being an entertaining movie in...