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Senegal’s Black Civilization Museum for a Post-Colonial Cultural Vision

Senegal’s Museum of Black Civilisation opens December 6.

Senegal launches the biggest museum of Black Civilization on Thursday in the capital city of Dakar. The first Senegalese President, Leopold Sedar Senghor, announced the establishment of a post-colonial cultural vision in 1966. It has been 52 years since the first Senegalese president tabled the idea of decolonizing culture through a post-colonial cultural vision. On Thursday, the vision will finally

Maryse Condé wins alternative Nobel Literature Prize

Writer of Africa’s first epic novel, Maryse Condé is one of the most masterly writers from the Caribbean and has written viscerally on the ‘ravages of colonialism and post-colonial chaos in language’ and on black women’s trials and tribulations   In the first year of seventy when the Nobel Literature Prize was suspended due to the unsettling #MeToo scandal that rocked

Margaret Atwood, author of The Handsmaid’s Tale, Announces Sequel 

Author Margaret Atwood

Titled The Testaments, Margaret Atwood will publish the sequel to her feminist dystopian novel in September 2019. The Handmaid’s Tale was published in 1985. “Dear Readers,” wrote Atwood in a press release announcing the book on 27 November, “Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration

Canadian Literary Prize Suspended as Authors Protest Against Amazon Sponsorship 

Prix littéraire des collégiens 2018 presented by Amazon Canada

The Prix littéraire des collégiens is a CA $5000 literary prize for French literature by Canadian authors. The jury for the prize comprises students who appreciate and enjoy Québécois literature. For authors, the Québécois literary prize has been a cherished recognition since 2003. The jury is required to select from a list of five fictional works and pick one that they

Ad guru & theatre personality Alyque Padamsee passes away at 90

Renowned theatre personality and ad guru Alyque Padamsee passed away at 90. He amassed immense fame for his role as Muhammad Ali Jinnah in historical drama “Gandhi”. Dubbed as the “Brand Father of Indian Advertising”, Padamsee was honoured with the Padmashri in year 2000. Many of his notable works include Indian ad campaigns such as the Liril Girl, Hamara Bajaj and

‘Toxic’ Wins Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of 2018

According to the dictionary, ‘toxic’ best encapsulates the ‘the ethos, mood and preoccupations’ of the year The word ‘toxic’ has been chosen as an all-round word to perfectly describe the year by Oxford Dictionaries. The word seems to capture the events and occurrences around the world, it seems. It was looked upon its website 45% more than usual. Toxic is a mid-17th-century English word that

Celebrating Indo–Swiss Cultural Diversity and Dynamism

Celebrating Indo–Swiss Cultural Diversity and Dynamism

  In commemorating 70 years of bilateral ties between India and Switzerland, it is significant to dwell on the role played by culture in facilitating cooperation and collaboration between the two countries. While power in international relations and foreign policy has traditionally been defined through economic might and military capabilities, there is an increasing realisation that it is positive attraction and

Marvel Comics Icon Stan Lee passes away

Stan Lee (Marvel super hero's creator)

Aged 95, the writer and publisher of the Marvel comics legacy passed away on November 12. With an illustrious career spanning decades, Stan Lee has attained godly status as the creator of cult superheroes such as Spiderman, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, the X-Men and Thor. His Marvel comics superhero Hollywood franchises dominate the world box offices, reaping billions every year. Marvel

Global Rockstars

A still from the film Village Rockstars (2017)

Making it to the prestigious Oscars as a nominee in the Foreign Film Category, Rima Das’s Village Rockstars has defied all odds and emerged triumphant. Hailed as a pure, heartfelt movie, Rima Das’s Village Rockstars has been celebrated at around 50 international film festivals such as Cannes and Toronto, has won three National Awards for Best Feature Film, Best Editing

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