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Delusional Memoirist Louise Linton Can Count Delusional Donald Trump Among Her Social Circle

“I appreciate [Trump] is polarising individuals politically, but in person he is thoughtful, personable and polite.”

It turns out white savior barbie personified, who drew ridicule for her egregious memoir In Congo's Shadow that epitomizes how NOT to write about Africa, can count delusional politician, Donald Trump, among her social circle.


Louise Linton, who penned a “nonsensical fiction" account of her gap year in Zambia, is apparently dating Steven Mnuchin, the recently appointed national finance chair for Trump's presidential campaign, Buzzfeed reports.

Did the little-known Scottish actress and self-published author charm Trump's top fundraiser with her amazing storytelling skills? Probably.

Mnuchin is also the co-founder of Dune Capital Management and OneWest Bank Group LLC in addition to producing The Field, an upcoming film from Linton's Stormchaser Films.

Linton and Mnuchin have been public with their relationship, attending and taking pictures together events at least since March. And their appearances together have been mentioned in tabloids.

In May, Linton sat next to Trump at a dinner. “He was charming and engaging," she tells Edinburgh Evening News. “I appreciate he is polarising individuals politically, but in person he is thoughtful, personable and polite." And of course she does because they sound like the same person.

Since Linton's offensive Telegraph essay went live July 1, she has deleted her Twitter account—something her new associate Trump should do ASAP.

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Thebe Magugu's AW21 Collection 'Alchemy' Is An Exploration of African Spirituality

Magugu collaborated with Kristin-Lee Moolman to create a '70s-style B movie called Banyoloyi A Bosigo

South African fashion designer Thebe Magugu has released his AW21 collection, Alchemy, and it is beautiful. For his latest collection, the 2019 LVMP prize winner introduced a redefinition of his previous work, Counter Intelligent, featuring embroidered chiffon dresses, pink blazers and cinched waist belts.

For the new collection, Thebe Magugu collaborated with the photographer Kristin-Lee Moolman to create a 1970s-style B movie called Banyoloyi A Bosigo. The short film, which is written, directed and photographed by Moolman, shows the power play between two rival girl gangs named the "ultimate midnite angels" who speak Zulu and Setswana.

The short film begins at the river with an initiation rite, then the sending out of the initiated woman to become a spy. There's also a love affair between two women of rival tribes that warrants a capture. Each scene of the movie introduces the fits to the collection as well as exhibiting the fluidity of the outfits.

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