Blog entries from: MyWeku

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June 26 2013

From MyWeku Wed Jun 26 2013, 08:58:51

A quick look at Xala's critics by Paul Schloss - who is described affectionately as a "professional amateur". Paul Schloss writes about history, literature, film, art and politics at Serenity Science. The concentration on politics can lead to confusion when it is discussed amongst the half-filled seats of a theatre.  Noureddine Ghali's view that Senegal's elite [...]

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June 25 2013

From MyWeku Tue Jun 25 2013, 12:21:54

A quick look at Xala's critics, by Paul Schloss - who is described affectionately as a "professional amateur". Paul Schloss writes about history, literature, film, art and politics at Serenity Science. What I see as failure, others celebrate as success. Sembene is not weighed down with the sophisticated tricks that delight some Western aesthetes.  He throws [...]

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June 6 2013

From MyWeku Thu Jun 6 2013, 10:54:45

Tafawa Balewa, Prime Minister 1960-1966 Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi, Head of State 1966 Gen Yakubu Gowon, Head of State 1966-1975   Gen. Murtala Mohammed, Head of State, 1975-1976 Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, Head of State 1976-1979 Alhadji Shehu Shagari, President, 1979 -1983   Gen.Mohammad Buhari, Head of State 1983-1985 Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, Head of State, 1985-1993 Chief [...]

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June 3 2013

From MyWeku Mon Jun 3 2013, 06:31:50

This is a short documentary (10 minutes) which raises all sorts of moral questions. It makes trophy hunting in the wild seem humane. I cannot think of any rational arguments in defence of "canned hunting" - which is described as "the easy slaughter of animals in fenced areas". The video below and the short commentary [...]

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May 31 2013

From MyWeku Fri May 31 2013, 06:22:41

Synopsis: 32 min 02 sec - Floods of immigrants have always been a source of political tension in Europe, usually characterised y young African migrants deperately trying to get to Europe. Now, the European Union is facing up to an unusual new migration worry: migrants fleeing from Europe's faltering economies to Africa and South America. The economic boom is over [...]

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From MyWeku Fri May 31 2013, 06:07:18

This is a short but Insightful and powerful documentary of Steve Busse a homeless man in Cape Town, South Africa. He tells us his story, from childhood to present day, with some outrageous revelations along the way.

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From MyWeku Fri May 31 2013, 05:22:35

An interesting video of Kenyan high school high jumpers has so far garnered over 1.5 million views in a little over a week on youtube. The video shows two boys clearing 6.56 feet which is quite an accomplishment for a high school high jump competition but certainly not that special enough to get over a [...]

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May 24 2013

From MyWeku Fri May 24 2013, 11:56:14

Miracle Rising: Duration 1 hr 32 mins - This is the epic story of the end of apartheid in South Africa and the country's transition to a new democracy. The film focuses on the four years between the prison release of Nelson Mandela in 1990 and the historic elections of 1994. During this somewhat troubling [...]

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From MyWeku Fri May 24 2013, 06:23:07

Trevor Noah, the famous South African comedian is in New York showcasing his new show "Born a Crime" in New York until June 8. He performed a five-minute routine o the David Letterman show which was well-received by the live audience in New York. Noah's show, That's Racist, touches on road tolls and shark attacks [...]

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May 22 2013

From MyWeku Wed May 22 2013, 06:43:42

This a Part 2 of the review of Xala by Paul Schloss of  Serenity Science. This piece is a work of criticism  based on an impressionistic reading of the Senegalese film - Xala which in the Wolof language means "temporary sexual impotence".   The (male) elite need the idea of an African culture to give them legitimacy, [...]

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