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HISTORY, MEMORY, AND IDENTITY-Ari Folman’s Waltz with Bashir

by Didi Cheeka Where does history begin? And when is memory born? Memory, all too often, is born with that event in people’s lives that serves as a watershed by which all other events are measured. And then people acquire new identities: victims, survivors, perpetrators.

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Gomis’ Heart Of Darkness

A Review of Alain Gomis’ Felicité By Didi Cheeka Félicité, by Alain Gomis, is too long and, for the most part, really quite boring. Between participating in screenings and conversations at Critics’ Week Berlin and German African Foundation, reediting digitized footage at Arsenal Film Institute,

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Bad Market

A review of ‘Bad Market’ by Paul Gaius By Dare Dan In the novel Easy Motion Tourist by Leye Adenle, the protagonist, a Brit, who comes to Nigeria for a short-term assignment as a journalist, busts a syndicate: an underground network of sex workers and

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How to Pluck a Man from a Tree

How to Pluck a Man from a Tree A Review of Get Out by Jordan Peele By Dare Dan In the poem cum song Strange Fruit, made famous by Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, the lines sing of black bodies hanging from trees; a reference

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Blue is the colour of love

BLUE IS THE COLOUR OF LOVE A Review of Barry Jenkins Moonlight By Dare Dan Barry Jenkins critically acclaimed film, Moonlight is adapted from a drama piece –“In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” – by Tarell Alvin McCraney. The film, structured in three parts, is

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