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Chris Abani: Muses on Humanity

January 6, 2011 by  
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Chris Abani tells stories of people: People standing up to soldiers. People being compassionate. People being human and reclaiming their humanity. It’s “ubuntu,” he says: the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me.

Kristen Ashburn: Heart-rending photographs of Aids in Zimbabwe

January 5, 2011 by  
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In this moving talk, documentary photographer Kristen Ashburn shares unforgettable images of the human impact of AIDS in Africa.

Belongings

October 28, 2008 by  
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Belonging has a way of sending us into a tail-spin that no other sense or effect on who we are has than anything I’ve been thinking about lately. I’ve often wondered about that. Why its bark is equal in all parts to its bite. Why, it [belonging] has

Roots and All

October 23, 2008 by  
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Does it ever seem to you that for most of your life you spend it looking for yourself? Even when you know you’re right there! Odd isn’t it! Tomorrow I’ll be travelling to Helensville. I’m attending the hura kohatu (unveiling) of my maternal great grandmother, a woman I hardly know

Name Calling

October 22, 2008 by  
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I like fairies, though depending on your disposition you’ll either love them or hate them. As it happens I like them. They’re not everyones cup of tea but that’s okay. We can live with variety along this riverbank. Infact, I never knew how much I liked them until I got my own in a Facebook […]

Talking the Talk

October 21, 2008 by  
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Talk is a process, you didn’t know that? It is, just as life is a process. Interesting right? It should be because developing and using the many facets of talk add new dimensions and give depth to our lives. Infact for talk to be effective it ought be flexible so that it’s ‘usable’ in any […]

The Treasure Box

October 18, 2008 by  
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Lately, my cousin Davina and me have been having chats with Kaumatua, Haami Moeke. A Kaumatua is a respected Māori elder. His birth place in the Bay of Plenty, bordering on Tuhoe country, Tuhoe Children of the Mist. I think of him latterly as a son of the Four Winds. He has that about him, an […]

Voices in My Head

October 17, 2008 by  
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There’s a lot to be said for ignoring the ‘voices in your head’ and finding your own way about doing a thing. I find that all the time! Surprised? Well, neither am I! But you always knew that about me right? I have certain friends who would definitely fall off

A Change Is Gonna Come

October 13, 2008 by  
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“Songwriter and performer Sam Cooke was one of the most popular and influential african-american singers to emerge in the late ’50s, successfully synthesising a blend of gospel music and secular themes and providing the early foundation for soul music

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