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PK, a Hope for Rawanda Fights against Fate and Fortune

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Spread the love           The protagonist, PK, says that the world had let Africa down by not giving African people a chance to succeed. His opinion though was this shouldn’t stop African people from excelling and stop using this as an excuse to be lazy and dependent on foreign aid. Africa still had humanity and nature to […]


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The End of all Arguments

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Spread the love           There was a culture hero who lived in what is today’s West Africa. He was especially well known and praised by the Ashanti People of Ghana. He was none other than the spider Ananse, the trickster, the master of all the stories of the world after he bought the stories from Nyame the […]


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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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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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The Hunger of Oleg Sentsov

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Spread the love           On the 15th of May 2018, one month before Russia celebrated the opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Oleg Sentsov began an indefinite hunger strike, which continues today — not only to protest his own imprisonment, but that of nearly 70 compatriots, fellow Ukrainian artists, actors, political prisoners. And, today, Sentsov is battling […]


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Mexico is Poised for a Regime Change on July 1

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Spread the love           Trump denounced Mexican migrants to the U.S. as rapists and murderers and promised to build “a big beautiful wall” at the U.S.-Mexico border – and get Mexico to pay for it. Mexican politicians of all stripes resolutely refused and denounced him. AMLO is no fan of Trump’s wall, either. Nor are organised labor […]


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Why is Arun Jaitley Wrong on Petrol Tax?

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Spread the love            The Narendra Modi government’s oil policy has been so convoluted that it punishes the consumers when international crude oil prices move both ways. When prices go up, the dynamic pricing ensures that the increase is passed on to the consumers. But dynamic pricing ceases to apply the moment crude prices start coming […]


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Indian Eve: Still a Long Way to Go

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Spread the love            Ruchira tells us about the trials and tribulations of being a girl-child or a woman in the patriarchal Indian society, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. For fifty odd years, India has been my homeland. A city-bred educated woman, (to put it modestly), hailing from a comfortable middle-class family, I […]


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You Need a Classroom to Break the Chain

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Spread the love           It’s time we understand how education can do wonders in eliminating child labour, opines Atindra, for Different Truths. A little less than 1.5 crore children call Jharkhand their home. And one of the big problems about 11 lakh of them face while growing up, is how to balance school and work or to […]


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Fake News: The Octopus in the Newsroom

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Spread the love4          4SharesThe hard fact these days of impact journalism and paid news is that perception managers run newsrooms, not newspersons; and journalists get to become ‘made guys’ when they’re promoted to write columns and peddle motivated opinions. Fake news is the octopus that has invaded the newsroom. A report, for Different Truths. ‘Postcard News’ […]


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