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No Place To Be Somebody

underexposed in film

Shortly before my thirtieth birthday, I decided to apply for The Carl Foreman Award organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). All entrants had to be British, under 30 years old, and submit a full-length screenplay with a completed application form. The winner of the competition would receive a bursary for six months of study at a leading US film school specialising in

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Big Man / Small Boy in Ghana

On Being a Big Man in Ghana

So here I am in Ghana in the middle of the night with no one to meet me because the London Heathrow to Accra flight is twelve hours late.

“Irie, Rasta man!”, says the tallest of the taxi drivers trying to handle my luggage outside the gates of Katoka International Airport.

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What Makes A Woman Marriage Material?

Is Romantic Love Dead?

If your best pal just shouted out, “a rich dad who owns a brewery,” then you’re probably sat in the pub right now reading this on your iPhone or iPad for a laugh.

But seriously, have you ever dated a girl you were crazy about but wished you could change that one little thing about her? What was it? Have you kicked yourself afterwards because your honey and you shared almost everything in common, yet you still broke up?

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The Swenkas (Review)

The Swenkas

This is the story of The Swenkas, a small group of working Zulu men in post-apartheid South Africa. Men who every Saturday night leave their grimy overalls behind and wear their best Carducci or Pierre Cardin suits to impress the weekly-selected judge. These men are called the Swenkas, and they have organised this fashion show for so many years that no one remembers exactly when – or even why – it all

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SAFE – a video resource for work with young men

SAFE (a video resource for mentoring young men)

With unprecedented numbers of black-on-black youth crime in Britain, and recent talks of honour killings among British Asians, I recently rediscovered SAFE, a video drama written for West Midlands Regional Health Authority as a resource for teachers, social workers and youth workers.

“SAFE is accessible, relevant and essential for everyone working with young black men.” – Neil Davidson, Trainer and Consultant. Author of Boys will be…

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FELA! The Musical

FELA! The Musical

Fela is a new musical directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones with a book by Jim Lewis, in which audiences are welcomed into the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela

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