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Africa under the Prism
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Africa under the Prism

 Images of Africa are all too predictable – if not photogenic wildlife then war and deprivation – but Nigeria’s annual arts festival of photography avoids the pinching enclosure of the white man’s gaze: visual clichés are banished.   Sean Sheehan   The festival, LagosPhoto, started in 2010 and while the […]

Spy non-fiction in your face
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Spy non-fiction in your face

Assassinating political undesirables is nothing new but “The man with the poison gun” is original in providing a detailed account of its planning and practice. It reads like fiction but the writer is an academic historian who knows all about checking source material.   Sean Sheehan   The result is […]