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The Beautyful Ones: Ghanaian Novel Turned Exhibition [Gallery]

'The Beautyful Ones' is the title of new exhibit in Berlin featuring artists that want african art to be exempt from limits.

The Beautyful Ones, a group artist exhibit recently featured at the Nolan Judin gallery in Berlin, is based on the 1968 novel "The Beautiful Ones are not Yet Born" by Ayi Kwei Armah. The novel recollects a man and his struggle to remain with honor in post-independent Ghana. The exhibit borrowed Armah’s poetic vision of a “utopia of a younger generation for new realities”  through its variety in pieces. The gallery featured artists that work with or come from Southern Africa.


H/T African Digital Art.

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Mozambique's Political Unrest: Where Things Stand

Fears continue to be on the rise as more attacks by militants are anticipated in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province.

On March 24th, militants stormed Palma—a gas-rich city in Mozambique—as part of an ongoing insurgency in the country dating back to 2017. Dozens of civilians have been killed although an official death toll has not been declared as of yet. Currently, at least 8000 more have been left displaced, fleeing to other parts of the country and attempting to seek asylum in Tanzania. This is believed to be the worst attacks carried out by the Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab, to date.
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