Posts tagged ‘Africa’

May 14, 2014

Half of a Yellow Sun

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As I have yet to read Americanah, this is my favourite Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie novel and I was very excited to see the film. I was not disappointed. Ignore other reviewers who are moaning about this film as, apart from some dull gratuitous Newton nipple shots, the film is wonderful.
I was pleased to see that the film didn’t just concentrate on the despair and woe of the Biafran war but actually showed a raw human side, a middle-class educated side that is rarely seen in films about West Africa (or indeed any African nation).

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December 5, 2012

Does Charity Begin At Home?

The government announced yesterday that £2 billion will be put towards “Climate Aid” in developing countries to help countries such as Columbia and Uganda go green.

How do you feel about this news?

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June 6, 2011

Some Are More Equal Than Others

Holier Than Thou and ageing rock star, Bono, will be targeted by groups during U2’s gig at Glastonbury who will throw light on Bono’s tax avoidance.  I hope they manage to make an impact as this guy’s double standards are quite lame and as he is a relentless self-publicist no doubt he will enjoy even the negative attention. 

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