Culture

The Tanzanian story that started Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen biographical film, made $3.9 million on its opening night, and is set to make even more over the coming weeks. Yet one aspect of front man Freddie Mercury’s life that the film did not focus so much on, is his African and Asian origins. “It’s interesting

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The healing scrolls of Ethiopia

HOW IS A HEALING SCROLL MADE ? A däbtära, or unordained cleric (someone who is training to be a priest or religious leader, but has not yet been officially made one by the church) makes a healing scroll. Often, the skin of an animal is used that has been sacrificed

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The miniature masks of the Dan people

The miniature masks are crafted by the Dan people of the Ivory Coast and Liberia and are made of wood. They are too small to wear on your face because they are 6-20cm high. The most common kind of mask is one with thin eyes and it looks like a

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African-Australians: trials and triumphs

The African community in Australia has before been dominated by white South African immigrants who came to Australia in the 1970s and 60s seeking a more secure life. These South African migrant communities remain privileged in Australia earning an average of $882 per week whilst the average Australian only earns

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Does reading help us to better understand others?

In our everyday live, it can sometimes be hard to have empathy for others. In this article we will explore how novels help us to better understand and empathise with other people. WHAT IS EMPATHY? Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of other people. We can

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