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Review of D. Watkins We Speak for Ourselves

Always on the look out for writing that will get my students excited about reading I picked up a copy of journalist and social commentator extraordinaire, D. Watkins’ We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America (2019) for … Continue reading

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Grace and the Soccer Grannies of South Africa

I had the extraordinary fortune of tuning into On Being with Krista Tippett the other day (shout out to Cleo Wade for including the podcast in the list of activities she embarks on as part of her regular self-care). Tippett’s … Continue reading

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Recycled Plastics Artist: Mbogeni Buthelezi

South African artist Mbongeni Buthelezi has developed a whole new painting style that he describes as “plastic fantastic.” He starts his plastic painting process by scouring the streets outside his Johannesburg painting studio, looking for discarded plastic trash. He then melts … Continue reading

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