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Hair politics: Beyond beauty, this Ivorian hair artist used her hair to address #MeToo
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Arts, Culture and Sport Hair politics: Beyond beauty, this Ivorian hair artist used her hair to address #MeToo

Ivorian hair artist, Laetitia Ky has used her hair to speak out on rape, sexual assault and harassment. She shaped her hair to speak on the #MeToo movement. Her hair portrayed a man lifting the skirt of a woman. Laetitia’s poignant expressions are when she uses her hair to highlight women rights issues.

Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart named in BBC’s 100 stories that shaped the world
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Arts, Culture and Sport Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart named in BBC’s 100 stories that shaped the world

Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart has been named in BBC’s 100 stories that shaped the world, making it into the top 5. BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society. Other great African literary works on the list include Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions, and Children of Gebelawi written by Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz.

Prof Wole Soyinka urges Nigeria’s anti-corruption body to arrest corrupt leaders
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Arts, Culture and Sport Prof Wole Soyinka urges Nigeria’s anti-corruption body to arrest corrupt leaders

Nigeria’s anti-corruption body has been criticised by the public for its perceived soft stance on political actors. Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka recently addressed the 8th Commonwealth Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies, and urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to arrest corrupt leaders.