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Try again, fail again, fail better
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Try again, fail again, fail better

Apart from Shakespeare’s “Exit, pursued by a bear” in Act III of “A winter’s tale”, stage directions are not usually the stuff of cultural memory. But Jo Baker’s new novel should help make one of Samuel Beckett’s, at the start of “Waiting for Godot”, better known.    Sean Sheehan   […]

Prize for women’s literature
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Prize for women’s literature

Creator of the international poetry festival Woman’s Cry and of the Women Poets International (MPI) movement, Dominican Jael Uribe has received significant recognition in Oslo. The Freedom of Expression Prize has done justice to a woman who has been able to speak up.   Women’s rights have been championed of […]

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 […]