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A confusing fusion

A confusing fusion

African and Caribbean beats from France Rochefort’s ‘Sites en Scenes’ Open Air Concert Saturday night photos Sunday night writing I’m sitting outside, with the drum pounding through the loudspeaker and r -everberating round the open space alongside the batiments of Rochefort. The beat is so strong, I can almost feel the vibrations through the soft […]

Will Take On Africa be a 'Legacy Project'?

Will Take On Africa be a ‘Legacy Project’?

I have been fortunate enough to stumble upon Chris Guillebeau’s website, The Art of Non-Conformity and having read several of this articles realise that he has put into words many of my own idea and thoughts, which I have until recently kept largely to myself. In Chris’ own words, ‘The Art of Nonconformity (AONC) project chronicles my […]

Seeing Beyond Stereotypes

Seeing Beyond Stereotypes

I read a satirical essay today titled ‘How To Write About Africa‘. I stumbled upon the article by Binyavanga Wainaina, which is published by Granta, having typed the word ‘Africa’ into Google. The article begins by saying that the title should always include either ‘Africa’, ‘Darkness’ or ‘Safari’. This is so very true. Now I […]