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Controversial Film to Represent South Africa at the Academy Awards

'Inxeba The Wound' is South Africa's entry for the Foreign Language Academy Award 2018.

The film Inxeba The Wound, which caused a lot of ongoing controversy, will represent South Africa at the 90th Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.


Singer, actor and author Nakhane Touré announced the news on his Facebook page.

Inxeba The Wound has won a few international awards already–Best Film and Best Actor at Cinema Jove, the Valencia International Film Festival, and Best Actor at the Durban International Film Festival.

The film has caused a lot of controversy for “disrespecting" the sacred Xhosa custom of boys' initiation into manhood.

Congrats to all involved.

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Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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