Culture and Society

 
 

Nigerian Mythology: The Orisha

 Once we spotted this beautiful gallery of Yoruba Orishas we knew we had to share them and add a little background information on this religious system. (See if you can spot model Azy Banks, Senegalese model and Africlectic friend!)  An Orisha (also spelled Orisa or Orixa) is a spirit or deity th[...]
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Focal Lens: Perspectives on Race, Gender, Ethnicity & Heritage

 
 
 

Pumzi

Pumzi (Breath in Swahili) is a Kenyan science-fiction short film written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu. It was screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as part of its New African Cinema program. Synopsis Set in a post-apocalyptic world in which water scarcity has extinguished life above ground[...]