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Poverty doesn’t fall from the sky – it is manufactured: A Conversation with Muhammad Lamin and Coumba Toure
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Politics and Society Poverty doesn’t fall from the sky – it is manufactured: A Conversation with Muhammad Lamin and Coumba Toure

Sungu Oyoo sat down with Muhamad Lamin Saidykhan and Coumba Toure, co-ordinators of the Africans Rising movement for Justice, Peace and Dignity, in June 2018 to interview them about the just concluded 55th African Liberation Day (25th May 2018), a date which had also marked the one year anniversary of the launch of this movement.

More Dambudzo Marechera letters – To Karen, Flora, Amelia and Samantha (Part 1)
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Arts, Culture and Sport More Dambudzo Marechera letters – To Karen, Flora, Amelia and Samantha (Part 1)

What’s race got to do with it? Dambudzo Marechera channelled his Oxford swag, Rastaman aura and leftist virtue signalling to chat up White writer-types. His stated preference for White girlfriends has been brought up by critics who accuse him of misogyny towards Black women and disconnect from the African image.

“Les Sapeurs”, Black Dandyism and the genesis of gender fluid African fashion
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Arts, Culture and Sport “Les Sapeurs”, Black Dandyism and the genesis of gender fluid African fashion

African youths are today positioned where cultural identities intermingle and there is a need to embrace a contemporary style that merges those identities. Black dandyism inspired by Les Sapeurs of Central Africa has helped curate a well-groomed aesthetic that is refined but inclusive of African sensibilities.