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Culture September 2011

Book review – Sharpeville

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In the history of nations there are always events that function as watershed. They are the peaks of a journey where things can be define either before or after them. In the long journey to freedom in South Africa there are many such events: the Zulu empire, the Great Trek, the British concentration camps to…

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Oral literature – Kitendawili!

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East African people like riddles. There is a large collection of classical riddles which every child learns by heart. But there are many more created every day. It is quite common for people sharing a walk in the streets or gathered around a bonfire to test each other with riddles. The person who intends to…

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Cinema – Visions of Zanzibar

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At the end of June, Zanzibar welcomed once again its own film festival, the ZIFF. The 14th edition of the festival, themed Season of Visions, presented a vast selection of films, documentaries, short stories, cartoons and experimental movies. The large participation of emerging film makers underlines how the ZIFF has become an important rendezvous for…

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Book review – Peacebuilding

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This groundbreaking volume is the result of a four-year research project (2005-2008) sponsored by the Catholic Peacebuilding Network (CPN), in collaboration with the Krok Institute of International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and the Bernardin Centre for Theology and Ministry at the Catholic Union in Chicago. The book develops as an extended…

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Advocacy

Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of…

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Baobab

Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said…

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Youth & Mission

Young Indios: “The world must listen to us”.

During the Synod for Amazonia, we heard stories of young Indios who struggle against environmental exploitation, in recognition of their own identity, and they want to…

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