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Every Soul has its Song of Life!

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Spread the love           There is a tribe in central Africa, some say it is the Himba Tribe, while some say it is the Ubuntu Tribe, which have a unique tradition. When a woman wants to become a mother, she recluses herself from the tribe and goes to stay in the forest. She stays amongst nature and […]


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Anansi and the Wisdom Pot

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Spread the love           Anansi is a part of the African folklore. He a popular character in many regions of Africa and is known by many names. He is a trickster character, someone who tries to trick others, but often finds himself trapped in his own web. Here’s a story, recounted by Kiren, how wisdom came to […]


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The Inspiring Story of the African American, George Washington Carver

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Spread the love           Veena Gavankar came across the English biography, George Washington Carver, an African American agriculturist, botanist, inventor and environmentalist, written by Shirley Graham and George Lipscomb. She was fascinated with his life and wanted to share his inspiring story with her children. She went on to do a lot of research on Carver and […]


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Osun: The River Goddess of Africa

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Spread the love           The Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove is situated along the Osun River in the city of Osogbo and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Here, a statue of the goddess Osun stands by the river with her arms outstretched as if to welcome visitors to her forest. Since ancient times, worshippers arrive at the Osun […]


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The Punishment

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Spread the love           A young student had to face punishment because he had spoken against the corrupt principal. Stanslaus tells us about the deep-rooted corruption in schools in Tanzania. A Different Truths exclusive for the Special Feature on Africa.  In 1992, I was in form five at Tosamaganga Secondary School and there was a crisis between […]


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Notes on Translating Poems of Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino into English

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Spread the love           Every language has its own qualities, not only in the poetic or linguistic sense, but also in the manner in which through the uniqueness of that language, the speakers of the language interpret its history and express their reality. In translating a poet like Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino, one has to be aware […]


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The Boon and Bane of Relationships – Complicatedly Yours!

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Spread the love           Preeyan delves into the complexities of relationships, with nuclear families and changing contours, exclusively for Different Truths.   There are times, when I feel I need some love, there are times when I feel I need some care, most of the time I crave for attention and there are times when I want […]


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Three Best All-Time Quotes to Help Letting Go

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Spread the love           Sometimes, letting go could be the perfect solution to the grievances as it brings less harm than holding on to something that is just ruining your peace of mind or draining away your energy that can be put to best use for fruitful results. Ritambhara shares three best motivational quotes, in the weekly […]


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Bluebells in Glee

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Spread the love           Here’s an evocative prose poem by Deeya, exclusively for Different Truths. The bluebells in glee spring their jocund heads in the sunny scape of mind, the fleeting images of a sickle-shaped moon, weaned from the sapling sun are coquetries. Love prophesied in the over-arched poplar trees are an ode to the doleful evening […]


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Human Rights Justice: Who are the Torture Victims? – I

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Spread the love           Amit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe) analyses role of an India based Non-Governmental Organisation working for the torture victims of marginalised groups (such as Dalits, Muslims) using novel methods of testimonial therapy – employing it for the rehabilitation of torture victims providing voice for voiceless, mobilising human rights movement by bringing narratives of injustices of […]


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