Archive for December, 2013

The Madonna of the Sea | New Writing | Granta Magazine

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Maaza Mengiste on the Italian island of Lampedusa and the odyssey of an Ethiopian refugee, Dagmawi.

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The Madonna of the Sea | New Writing | Granta Magazine

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Maaza Mengiste on the Italian island of Lampedusa and the odyssey of an Ethiopian refugee, Dagmawi.

Samuel Maina‘s insight:

On this one…..i would cringe anytime i came across the word black….

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Luambo Luanzo Makiadi Franco; the Tiger that Roared but never Pounced

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By Mari-Djata Amadi kwaa Atsiaya—- mari_djyata@yahoo.com Of the most famous musicians that continental Africa has produced, DRC’s Luambo Luanzo Makiadi Franco has etched himself an eternal place….

Samuel Maina‘s insight:

Very well researched article.

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The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board

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Tool of the devil, harmless family game—or fascinating glimpse into the non-conscious mind?

Samuel Maina‘s insight:

Not quite sure i agree with this… "Spiritualism worked for Americans: it was compatible with Christian dogma, meaning one could hold a séance on Saturday night and have no qualms about going to church the next day."

But i mean, who am i? Robert Murch has been researching the story of the board since 1992 and this was published on 28th October 2013. Do the math……..

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Harsh Tokes and Bitter Dregs in Rastafarian Paradise – Vocativ

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Today Rastafarian’s Ethiopian promised land, Shashemene, is a dilapidated refuge for a handful of bitter, disillusioned men far from home.

Samuel Maina‘s insight:

Somebody say kush……..

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The Secret Lives of the Vatican’s Gay Cardinals, Monks, and Other Clergy Members

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With a new Pope promising reform, Michael Joseph Gross reports from Rome on how the Catholic Church’s gay clergy members navigate the paradox of their lives.

Samuel Maina‘s insight:

The history that goes with this…. Jesuits are heavy in this

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How Braille Was Invented

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Braille was invented by a nineteenth century man named Louis Braille, who was completely blind.

Samuel Maina‘s insight:

I just could not ignore the military angle to it…..

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