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Down the footpath

Emmanuel Iduma in conversation with photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi On a number of occasions, Akinbode Akinbiyi has said he moves quickest on foot. He says this when regarding his life as a photographer working in major African cities. Yet “quickest” contrasts with the rhythm of his work – he spends years, sometimes decades, working on a […]

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Meeting Marti, Neruda and Langa in the streets…

Amabhulu amnyama andenzel’ i-worry, Amabhulu amanyama andenzel’ i-worry andenzel’ indlala (White-blacks are the source of my worries; white-blacks are responsible for my poverty), Andile Mngxitama remembers the song, was sung at a march of the Landless Peoples Movement (LPM) in the streets Umtata in 2002. Gauteng Wednesday. About 3000 landless people marched to 30 Simmonds […]

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Last Words to the Nation by  Salvador Allende

This speech was delivered at 9:10 am on September 11, 1973, in the midst on an ultimately successful US-sponsored coup d’etat against the democratically-elected government.  Barricaded inside La Moneda, the presidential palace, President Allende gave his life defending Chilean democracy. Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi. https://www.marxists.org/espanol/allende/salvador_allende_11sept_1973.mp3 My friends, Surely this will be the last opportunity for […]

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Some African Cultural Concepts By Steve Biko

  This is a paper given by Steve at a conference called by IDAMASA (Interdenominational Association of African Ministers of Religion) and ASSECA (Association for the Educational and Cultural Development of the African people) at the Ecumenical Lay Training Centre, Edendale, Natal in 1971. SOME AFRICAN CULTURAL CONCEPTS One of the most difficult things to […]

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Yahoo Boy No Laptop

Dami Ajayi celebrates the eclectic sound and success of Olamide, arguably Nigeria’s most popular rapper, who has flipped the script that dictates the lingua franca of the genre. Kicking the “despotic reign” of American-style lyrics and sound to the curb, Olamide cut a clear path for rap that is reflective of what it means to […]

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