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Mandela Lectures - Three Speakers, Three Ideas, One Quote.

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK
Jasmine Dotiwala

To end a week of diversity focused events, the BBC hosted Mandela Lectures- three speakers, three ideas, One quote.

Bruce Willis and the Vanishing Car

Joe Mott | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK
Joe Mott

I'm quite sure that by the strict letter of the law, Hackney Council are perfectly entitled to take my car and charge me that money because - despite being an Olympic Park away (almost) from where I was parked - they had put up a sign.

You Are What You Read

Akala | Posted 11.02.2012 | Home
Akala

If writing is a process of crystallisation, reading is quite the opposite, that is, a process of the most spectacular transformation. It was reading that transformed a young man from Stratford Upon-Avon with no formal university education into the most revered writer in the English language.

In Search of the Music of the New Sudans

Tim Cumming | Posted 03.01.2012 | Home
Tim Cumming

As in Sudan itself, precariously tipped between expansion and implosion as a newly drawn state facing harsh realities, South Sudan 's uniting of tribal identity and modern aspiration into a national culture could unleash a music to blow the minds of the most experienced cultural traveller.