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Empowerment and Wellbeing of African Women

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Spread the love           Many cultural customs and traditions infringe on the rights of women and children by subjecting them to abuse, in keeping with Africa’s gender equality and women’s empowerment agenda, and as part of its advocacy activities. As African women receive education and are recognised with a higher legal status, they provide their households with […]


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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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Sojourner Truth, First Feminist to Assert Black Identity: Intersectionality and Truth

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Spread the love           What Sojourner Truth may have been most famous for, not unlike the firebrand anarchist Emma Goldman, was her public speaking. Illiterate throughout her life, she nevertheless had a remarkable gift for language, and from 1840s onwards, went on several speaking tours with both women’s rights groups and abolitionists. In 1850, she also began […]


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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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Bowlby Proposes a Large Array of Potential Pathways at Birth – VI

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Spread the love           Personality disorders derive their form from stages that were normal at some earlier phase of life. In normal development, the individual is thought to progress through the oral, anal, phallic and genital stages. If fixations occur, the person “regresses” back down the ladder. Thus, the various disorders of later life repeat phases of […]


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Status of Childescents in India Worrying, says CRY Report

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Spread the love           The report coming out on the World Population Day, last week, highlights that there are nearly a 100million childescents between 15 and 18 years in India, and this huge population remains largely invisible as children and hence, under-addressed. A report, for Different Truths.    Highlighting the continuum of childhood and emphasising that the age-group within […]


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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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How to Deal with Your Boss?

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Spread the love6          6SharesOur bosses were at our levels in the past. They have also grown to this level through a lot of hard work. Once at that position they probably do not change, it is our perception of them that changes. In this write-up, Preeyan touches upon those areas, which we, as subordinates, need to […]


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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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The Straw That Broke the Back of the Camel

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Spread the love           Aurangzeb’s father Mohammad Haneef took Modi’s name several times and warned that if Modi failed to deliver his son’s killers, his family would do the honours – “72 hours is all I give,” ex-soldier Haneef told the media, sitting distraught under a tree in his village, waiting to receive his soldier son’s body. […]


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