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Fourth Child, by Megan Hall


Fourth Child

by Megan Hall

sometimes the imagery of death obtrudes, jarringly, as when in the midst of the exquisite sensuousness of the lines of Your Red and Secret Lips, the finger of death appears:


Waiting for the Hatching of a Cockerel is also stylistically more ambitious than Ojaide’s earlier works. Gone are the over-dependence on numbered sections and the abundant use of traditional verse

Waiting for the Hatching of a Cockerel

by Tanure Ojaide

reviewed by Dike Okoro

Waiting for the Hatching of a Cockerel, by Tanure Ojaide
Angaza Africa


Angaza Afrika


Chris Spring


Those who come to this book with entrenched ethnographic expectations from African art will have their sop, but the collected artists have moved in quirkily distinct directions with both brilliance and individuality.



Nile Baby


Elleke Boehmer

Nile Baby, by Eleke Boehmer
Theatres as Witness, by Yael Farber


Theatre as Witness


Yael Farber



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