Books, Literature, Quotes

“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”

- Roald Dahl, Matilda.

“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives…

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Documentaries, Links

Almudena Toral: Morocco’s ‘Mule Ladies’ via The New York Times.

Moroccan women face a dangerous daily toil, carrying large bales of duty-free goods back from the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla.

Thanks Xavier de Torres!

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Links, Photography

Hotshots: Africa’s most exciting new photographers by Jepchumba.

“It wasn’t too long ago when the image of Africa was plagued by photographs of starving children, war, wildlife photography and portraits of African tribes exoticizing the “dark continent.” But Africa for the past few years has been immersed in digital technology and culture and the digital age in Africa can now be witnessed through art and photography.”

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“So I would like to say something to all the people out there like me to the Africans, and the poor who are struggling with your dreams. God bless. Maybe one day you will watch this on the Internet. I say to you, trust yourself and believe. Whatever happens, don’t give up.”
– William Kamkwamba