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  1. Africa: Cultural Appropriation - When 'Borrowing' Becomes Exploitation
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The idea of "cultural appropriation" has recently entered mainstream debates about the ways in which African cultural creations are used, borrowed and imitated by others. In fashion, art, music and beyond, some people now argue that certain African cultural symbols and products are off-limits to non-Africans.
  2. The Arc of Justice and the Long Run
    Hope, History, and Unpredictability

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    North American cicada nymphs live underground for 17 years before they emerge as adults. Many seeds stay dormant far longer than that before some disturbance makes them germinate. Sometimes cause and effect are centuries apart; sometimes Martin Luther King’s arc of the moral universe that bends toward justice is so long few see its curve; sometimes hope lies not in looking forward but backward to study the line of that arc.
  3. Connexions Library: Africa Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.

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