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Culture August 2012

Book Review – Self evaluation

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  The present collection of essays tackles the question of the study of religion in Africa. Somehow, it matches another collection of essays published in Germany in 2004, European Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa (ed. by Frieder Ludwig and Afe Adogame). The specification respectively of “African traditions” and “European traditions” in the…

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Popular Literature – Princess of the night

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  The king of Michoacán sent his messengers to the villages and towns. “By order of the king: all the girls of the kingdom are invited to participate in the Flower Contest. The girl, be she beautiful or ugly, rich or poor, who will present the most beautiful and unknown flower will become the wife…

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Music – Spirit rising?

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  Earlier this year, Angelique Kidjo released her first live album – Spirit Rising – after a long carrier of studio albums and concerts in the most respected music temples on the planet. Kidjo is certainly one of the most important living African singers. In October 2011, Forbes listed her as the first woman in…

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Sudan – Think Pink

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  As I enter the Al-Ahfad campus in Omdurman, I feel like I am invading a female only territory. I walk past young ladies in niqab, barely able to see their eyes, and other who seem coming out of the latest youth fashion show. They come from all corner of Sudan, as their complexions reveal.…

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Advocacy

Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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Baobab

The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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