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Ethnicity INC: or why ethnicity is not the bogeyman we were told it is

Posted on 13 January 2010 by Codrin Arsene

From anthropologists Jean and John Comaroff comes a new and intriguing analysis of the role ethnicity could and should play in today’s world. Given that contemporary nation-states are forced to acknowledge the existence and the implications of social and ethnic heterogeneity like never before, it appears that a new opportunity for ethnic groups in search […]

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Quote of the Day

With literature, sometimes a book is presented in the media as being say, a Muslim story or an African story, when essentially it’s a universal story which we can all relate to it, no matter what race or social background we come from. (Shawn Johnson)

 

This Vanguard reportage deserves to be seen.

I don’t normally post things that are not Africa-related but this young man from Taiwan is simply amazing. Lin Yu Chun participated in a Taiwanese version of the American Idol called Super Star Avenue, singing the song I will always love you by Whitney Houston. I’ll keep it short: his version of the song is clearly better than what Mrs. Houston is capable of singing right now. Some dubbed him the “Susan Boyle of Taiwan” and there might just be something of this young man. Check it out yourselves. I’m sure you’ll be surprised as well.

To all of us who have experienced the adventure that is a boda-boda (motorcycle-taxi in East Africa, primarily in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and DR Congo)








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