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The Afropolitan Must Go

My first thought when reading Taiye Selasi’s 2005 essay ‘Bye-Bye Barbar’ (or ‘What is an Afropolitan?’) was that this is the kind of sludge that would piss off Binyavanga Wainaina.

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‘Tribal’ Reality Television 2.0

Nov18

There was this sincere hope that we had seen the end of the so-called ‘tribal reality shows;’ that is television programs where groups of westerners spend some time with one of the ‘last remaining’ or ‘authentic tribes’ in the world. Namibia or the South Pacific is a favorite destination.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE0UgvO3dVs[/youtube]

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