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Kenya is creating a database of plundered cultural artefacts and their current locations
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Arts and Culture Kenya is creating a database of plundered cultural artefacts and their current locations

While other African countries have been petitioning for decades and are actively moving towards the repatriation of cultural artefacts that were plundered during the colonial era, Kenya has only recently launched an investigation into which objects were removed from the East African nation, where in the West they are housed and who holds the agency to demand their repatriation.

Sir Derek Walcott dies at age 87: Tributes pour in for St. Lucian poet
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Arts and Culture Sir Derek Walcott dies at age 87: Tributes pour in for St. Lucian poet

St. Lucian poet and playwright, Sir Derek Alton Walcott died today at his home at Cap Estate at the age of 87. The 1992 Nobel laureate for Literature had been hospitalised for a while. Walcott, who is arguably the greatest writer from the Caribbean first trained as a painter under Harold Simmons. He was the second Caribbean writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature after Saint-John Perse won it in 1960. The continent joins the world in mourning the death of a Caribbean literary icon and tributes continue to pour in.