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Black Panther: African Responsibility, Diasporic Yearning, One Confession, Three Spoilers and Seven links to interesting articles

So much quasi-hysterical hype!  Does the film live up to all the brouhaha?
We all know that Hollywood movies set in Africa most often feature white characters with African landscapes, animals and people as mere backdrop to the real action: whatever the white people are doing.  Usually, the African backdrop is ahistorical and totally devoid of political and socio-cultural context.  Black characters are at best one-dimensional sidekicks but most often nameless victims of incomprehensible violence - Don’t worry, though, the white people will rescue them from all of that.  The white savior is a trope we have seen and seen and seen another hundred times in various avatars (including in the movie, Avatar.   Good news, Africans, now China is getting into the game with the film, Wolf Warrior II, in which a Chinese guy saves Africans).

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Melissa Tandiwe Myambo is an author, academic

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​​​​Zimbabwe: A coup by any other name

Friday 1 December, 2017

​The path not taken...iwewe neni...

Thursday 30 November, 2017

Cabinet announced...or fake news?  

Wednesday 29 November, 2017
Ghosts of Gukurahundi…the anti-Mugabe presidency?...High Court ironies…

Tuesday 28 November

​China vs. Britain?...Super-rich spoilt brats on social media…Trading political freedom for economic growth?...Categorizing coups…

Monday 27 November

​Bated breath...

Saturday 25 November

Conspiracy theories...poisoned ice inclusive cabinet?...anti-woman blame game pays off....

Friday 24 November

​People are taking their seats...The Croc is to be sworn in during the next few hours...rumours swirling...

Thursday 23 November

Please watch carefully...

Wednesday 22 November


The story begins today...Change is not progress...apologies and analysis...

Tuesday 21 November

The saga continues...SADC, don't even think about it!...Sit-in at Africa Unity Square?...Solomon Mujuru's ghost...Students?...

Shut-down on Wednesday?...​Impeachment set in motion?

Monday 20 November

One war vet says, "Today is D-Day"...

Sunday 19 November

Fighting fake news whilst playing the waiting game...

Saturday 18 November
Please don't be reading this. Please be at a march to call for Mugabe to go!!!!  Many cities worldwide...

Friday 17 November

Rallies in Harare, London, Jo'burg etc.

#SADCBackoffZim! Please sign the PETITION telling SADC not to interfere in Zimbabwe's affairs.

Throughout the day, you can follow Trevor Ncube's updates:

Thursday 16 November​
Only in Zimbabwe can a bunch of generals with guns be outwitted by geriatrics!  

Wednesday 15 November
Less than 24 hours ago, I received a phone call that there may be a military coup underway in Zimbabwe...  


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Buddhism in Wonder Woman...

and the birds, the bees, the flowers, the trees, the moon and the stars

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a me alienum puto