Cinema-going is often called escapism. Though hardly anyone who has made this claim is clear about why cinema-going is called a surreal or fantastical experience divergent from any other life experience. When Slavoj Zizek says, “cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn’t give you what you desire – it tells you how to desire”, he implies that cinema-goers are not only perverts, but also points to a more psychological sphere of the cinematic experience. If cinema is a kind of desire machine, how does one reconcile this fantastical experience with its violent malcontents?
Tanzanian albino children whose limbs were hacked off by witch doctors return home after surgery in U.S but still fear for their safety
Ladi Opaluwa went scouting the internet and found the gem of a jazz musician: Somi
Khaya Dlanga is many things; a highly regarded author, columnist, social media guru, and an advertising creative with several major awards in his desk drawer. He is also a Senior Communications Manager for Content Excellence and Digital at Coca-Cola. In 2012 he published a best-selling collection of essays, In My Arrogant Opinion, as part of Picador Africa’s The Youngsters series. TIA caught up with the self-professed “struggling womanizer” and all-round nice guy to chat about his latest book, a memoir, To Quote Myself.
Businessman and hip-hop artist Akon says his ‘ambitious’ Lighting Africa’ project is bearing fruits with roots in 14 countries
In a world where countless studies have been conducted on women’s sexual pleasure and in which female ejaculation is no longer seen as a myth, some bad ideas about sex still abound. Some men still think that ‘no’ really means ‘yes’, or that demolishing a lady’s bits means they are good in bed. These ideas came to the fore last month when the #Mollis clip did the rounds on Kenyan Twitter.
South Africans took to twitter to make fun of the weakening rand which tumbled to an all-time low on Monday
The condom remains a scarce commodity in Zanzibar owing to the island’s conservative religious beliefs
While some in the Western world undergo expensive surgeries to ‘beautify’ their vaginas by labia reduction, some Rwandan women engage in the age-old practice of labia elongation and may be reaping the rewards