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Journey through Zimbabwe, Part 7*

Dr Livingstone thought that Victoria Falls sounded better than the local name, Mosi–oa-Tunya, which means “the smoke that thunders”. It did to him. The government is threatening to change the name back, which has got people worked up in support and against, but is hardly among the more urgent things which need to done in Zimbabwe. 461 more words


a literary biography of south africa's

At times I think a biography should be written when the bios of the person has ended. But is not easy for writers to wait, to collect material, to interview the person and friends and relatives and wait till time has run its course. 33 more words


Kongo Magni

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Kongo Magni, by Boubacar Traore ( World Village/Harmonia Mundi CD)

If his compatriot Ali Farka Toure evokes the sun-struck Delta ambiance of John Lee Hooker, Boubacar Traoré has more in common with Robert Johnson’s fatalistic, dark-side-of-moon brand of sorcery. 430 more words

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