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The Girl Who Married a Stranger

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Spread the love           Tutu recounts a popular folktale from the Calabar region of Nigeria. It’s about a stunning young woman, Afiong. She had bright eyes and velvety smooth skin, the colour of the deepest golden honey. She was also tall and carried herself with poise and grace. But, she was vain and turned down several marriage […]


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A Gold Watch of the Bishop, a Stick of the Gardener and the Train

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Spread the love           A Bishop had blamed the son of the gardener for stealing his gold wristwatch. The gardener too had beaten his son blue-black. Was the boy a thief? A story by Swapna. A Different Truths exclusive for the Special Feature in Different Truths. There was a hue and cry in the morning! Lo, behold. […]


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Dandora Dumpsite is a Bedroom for the Urban Poor in Nairobi

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Spread the love           Dandora is the biggest dumpsite in Nairobi, an estate littered with dirt and overflowing sewers pouring into the drainage system. For most though, it is the high level of crime, thanks to the jobless youth, who idle in the area, youth who strike fear in residents, even in broad daylight. It is a lifeline […]


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Do the Lions Have Their Own Storytellers?

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Spread the love           Arindam, our Editor-in-Chief, talks about the ownership of the narrative of Africa, by its people, using the ‘lion’ metaphor, by Chinua Achebe. He tells us how he discovered Africa within him, during his formative years. Four insightful edits by the Africa Special Issue editors, Michele Baron, Luz María López, Olaitan Maryam Mojisola, and Swati […]


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Charles Dickens Depicts the Outrage of Child Abuse and its Vicious Circle – IV

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Spread the love           On the basis of his admissions and family dynamics, Joe is implicated in his wife’s sadistic treatment of Pip. An abused child, he seems to have chosen a spouse who resembles his abusive father. Unable to defend himself from a battering father, Joe prefers not to defend Pip from a battering stepmother. From […]


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Uncertain Times for German Politics

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Spread the love           Dangerous developments connected with a rising fascist movement under the banner of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) are underway. Germany’s Left Party (die Linke), on the other hand, could well be on its way toward mounting an effective fightback. The German version of the Nazis and KKKers who descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, last […]


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Sunny Rain-N-Snow: An Olio of Poetry for Pleasure

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Spread the love           Bhaskaranand reviews the poetry of U Atreya Sharma and critiques his book Sunny Rain-n-Snow, exclusively for Different Truths. Sunny Rain-n-Snow is a beautiful folio of sixty-three poems well-wrought by U Atreya Sarma, a seasoned writer, mature poet and impartial critic of contemporary times. Divided into twelve sections, the collection explores various themes – from […]


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Opening the Door to Gay Room

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Spread the love           Gay activist Harish Iyer, in a counter to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who says homosexuality is “deviant”, insisted that homosexuality was a “variant” and that psychiatrists have said that. It was as if Iyer was announcing the discovery of a new species. An analysis, for Different Truths. The thief who has no opportunity […]


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Bowlby: Attachment, Fears, Phobias, Death Drive from Infancy to Old Age – V

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Spread the love           Bowlby’s interpretations of children’s fears and phobias spring from the evolutionary view of attachment and entail a very different theory of explanation to that of the death drive. The new concept of instinctive behaviour, familiar to ethologists for many years, makes the traditional antithesis between innate and acquired characteristics unnecessary. Every class of behaviour […]


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Pain and Pleasure

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Spread the love           An evocative erotic love poem by Meenakshi, exclusively for Different Truths. I feel your stubble on my cheek Your breath on my neck is warm Your bite on my neck leaves a scar But making love to you is all about marks Hard and brutally you pound me I’m holding on to you […]


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