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Zozibini Tunzi: a Modern African Queen is Born

I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful. I think that it is time that that stops today. – … Continue reading

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On the Virtue of Coolness

Coolness is the proper way you represent yourself to a human being. – Robert Farris Thompson A happy life is like neither to a roaring torrent, nor a stagnant pool, but to a placid and crystal stream that flows gently … Continue reading

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In Honor of Angélique Kidjo

Our masters in the Epicurean tradition are adamant that we only get one life. Too often, we unfortunately wait for celebrities, artists, mentors, and people we admire to die before we find the words to show how much we celebrate … Continue reading

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The New African Century Dawns in Hispanic West Africa

The 21st Century may be unofficially the Asian Century, thanks to the rise of China, Japan, and India, but in terms of population growth, as well as–in some countries–economic growth, the 21st Century also belongs to Africa. There are a few … Continue reading

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Babel, Africa

The movement for Catalonian independence in northeastern Spain is gaining momentum, and makes me think of the possible alternative histories and future histories concerning the evolution of Romance languages. If Barcelona, rather than the Kingdom of Castilla, had fought and … Continue reading

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