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The Baritone

The soundtrack to Africa’s early post-independence years was written by Franco, the godfather of Congolese rumba, a man who skilfully negotiated change and tyranny in Zaire with guitar and song

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The Civil Engineer

Herbert Macaulay was a nationalist politician, engineer, journalist and musician whose nous for political strategy and theatre awoke democracy in colonial Lagos. By Akin Adesokan

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The Filmmaker

A complex and contradictory figure, filmmaker Satyajit Ray had an uncanny ability to engage with the inner lives of many different types of people and to find the right expression for them. He has emerged as one of cinema’s most universally appealing directors By Jai Arjun Singh The tall man is moving about a cluttered room, […]

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The War Reporter

Journalist and writer Ryszard Kapuscinski has been praised as a conjuror extraordinaire of modern reportage, and also dismissed as a profound and dangerous racist. By Sean O’Toole  *This article originally appeared in issue 2 of Cityscapes Magazine.

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Teaching for Tomorrow

Edgar Pieterse speaks to Aromar Revi, The Indian Institute for Human Settlements future-orientated director, about his revolutionary approach to curriculum and imagining what is possible. The Indian Institute for Human Settlements is an independent, privately funded, globally ranked education and action-oriented research institution created by a number of India’s leading entrepreneurs, professionals and thought leaders to address the […]

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