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African Women in Film – Nikyatu Jusu

August 28, 2011


During my day job, I spend hours staring at tiny numbers in tiny little gray rectangles, manipulating them (not in any sort of untoward way), cajoling them, squeezing out whatever essence they have to offer me at that moment. During my hobby time, I spend hours in front of my computer staring at Cocoa.  Either […]

The True Definition of an Afropolitan

January 30, 2011


Like Watching Godard But with Africans   It’s difficult to define this thing, this concept of the Afropolitan.  A result of the ethnic and/or cultural mixing of Africans with non-Africans, the concept is hardly the new.  The coalescence of the sentiment into a recognized sub-culture, however, only came together in the last few years.  It […]

Curly Africana – Black Venus

November 30, 2010


Saartjie Baartman – Curly Africana via South Africa, Netherlands, England & France   Directed by Cesar award-winning Tunisian filmaker/actor, Abdellatif Kechiche, and starring Yahima Torres, La Venus Noire (2009) [The Black Venus] is the subject of this Curly Africana.  The film tells the incredibly sad story of Sawtche/Saartjie Baartman/The Venus of Hottentote, a South African woman who […]