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The Story of Senegalese Visionary Mama Casset | The Culture Trip

During West Africa’s prolific era of portrait photography in the 1900s, Mama Casset emerged as one of Senegal’s pioneering figures. When portrait photography first started to emerge from French West Africa in the early 1900s, it was almost exclusively Europeans who operated the cameras. Native subjects were prized for their exotic settings, unusual traditions and ‘primitive’ (often impoverished) material living conditions. The approach by French photographers may not have been consciously patronising or voyeuristic, but Western audiences, both in the colonies and back home, frequently enjoyed these snapshots of curious sub-Saharan culture from a silent position of assumed superiority. The […]

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Is Dead at 81; Fought Apartheid | The New York Times Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, whose hallowed place in the pantheon of South Africa’s liberators was eroded by scandal over corruption, kidnapping, murder and the implosion of her fabled marriage to Nelson Mandela, died early Monday in Johannesburg. She was 81.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, whose hallowed place in the pantheon of South Africa’s liberators was eroded by scandal over corruption, kidnapping, murder and the implosion of her fabled marriage to Nelson Mandela, died early Monday in Johannesburg. She was 81.

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Nigeria’s Population to Surpass America’s by 2050, New Report Shows – Atlanta Black Star Nigeria’s population is growing so fast, it’s slated to become the third-largest country in the world, according to a new population prospects report by the United Nations.

Nigeria’s population is growing so fast, it’s slated to become the third-largest country in the world, according to a new population prospects report by the United Nations.

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