Binyavanga Wainaina: How to write about Africa

December 2008 -

Against all odds, the Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina sometimes tries to correct the traditional image of Africa in the media. In one of his most well-known essays, How to write about Africa, he lays waste all the clichés that exist regarding Africa.

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La Forma Equivalente: new vision on image and power in Central America

October 2008 -

Twenty young artists from Central America expose how 'image marginalisation' takes place in their countries in a travelling exhibition.

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Anthology of the best French-language poetry from the African isles

October 2008 -

Invitation to a voyage is a compilation of the best French-language poetry from the African isles in the Indian Ocean. Poet Nassuf Djailani hopes 'his' Mayotte wil get its place on the map in the literary sense. 

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Pablo Groux: 'We are the heirs of a unique cultural tradition'

October 2008 -

State Secretary of Culture of Bolivia Pablo Groux has definite ideas about the role of culture in society.

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São Paulo Biennial quarantined

October 2008 -

The São Paulo biennial art exhibition, the largest of its type in South America and one of the most important in the world, will begin on 26 October 2008 without a single art work being displayed.

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Capeverdian dance: intense, rough and theatrical

October 2008 -

Contemporary dance is rare on the Cape Verde islands, but the Raiz di Polon company is popular in its own country and abroad.

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'The Kilimanjaro Film Institute puts a lot of emphasis on being enterprising'

October 2008 -

The market for television and films is growing in Kenia. There is a need for skilled camera people, script writers and editors.

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Nury Vittachi: 'I light fires in dark spots'

October 2008 -

Writer and humorist Nury Vittachi grew up in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and London, and he has been living in Hong Kong for years now. All those rambles have made him a mediator between east and west.

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Culture letter: cross fertilization of Dutch culture policy in other countries

October 2008 -

Culture and development represent a growing policy field to which the regular art world is devoting an increasing amount of attention. It is for this reason that the time has come for the next step: interaction with international culture policy. That is the message in the letter from the Netherlands' Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, Culture & Science, Grenzeloze Kunst (Art without borders), in which the priorities for the next five years are presented.

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Blank Noise: blog against sexual violence in India

October 2008 -

In India, sexual harassment of women in public spaces is harmlessly referred to as eve-teasing. Artist and social activist Jasmeen Patheja takes umbrage to this euphemism.

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