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Culture, The Exhibitionist Danai Gurira's Play Explores Effects of Colonialism and Christianity on Zimbabwe

Danai Gurira's Play Explores Effects of Colonialism and Christianity on Zimbabwe

Some people think a story needs to be mainstream to appeal to mainstream audiences. Actress and playwright Danai Gurira doesn’t agree. Growing up in Zimbabwe, she loved watching westerns, and she believes people can relate to any kind of story…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist L. Peter Callender Takes on the Role of Mugabe as a Powerful Man Haunted by Ghosts in "Breakfast with Mugabe"

L. Peter Callender Takes on the Role of Mugabe as a Powerful Man Haunted by Ghosts in "Breakfast with Mugabe"

To play Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980, L. Peter Callender read everything he could find about the man known for fighting British colonial rule in his country and treating his opponents brutally once in power. He…
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Calendar, Night&Day Multi-Generational Stories

Multi-Generational Stories

When NoViolet Bulawayo's debut novel We Need New Names was shortlisted for last year's Guardian First Book Award, she introduced the excerpt it published with an explanation of what inspired the book: a series of photos of people displaced…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Hemingway Adventure Without the Dysentery

For those desiring the Africa of great fiction, where the landscape is rife with wild beasts and pomegranate-hued sunsets but made comfortable with full tea service, fresh linens, and warm beds, this is your safari. For the price of a…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

For All Signs: This isn't the first time on record that April Fools' Day has fallen in the wake of Easter, but at none of the previous convergences was there also a splashy comet reaching its peak intensity -- let…
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