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LOUD WHISPERS: The Library Card

LOUD WHISPERS: The Library Card

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi It has been thirty-six years since I borrowed a library card From a shy, handsome, gap-toothed classmate He came to my University for a degree He left with his degree and something else Three years later we walked down the aisle A simple beautiful ceremony in London The dress was from Debenhams The […]

The Unlikely Romantic: How Kim Jong-il Introduced Love To North Korean Cinema

The Unlikely Romantic: How Kim Jong-il Introduced Love To North Korean Cinema

North Korea’s founding father, Kim Il-sung, was a tyrant who banned market activity, religion and all declarations of love in films, books or music. The only permissible public expressions of affection were to the leader and the revolution. Touching the hand of the opposite sex was considered indecent, while kissing the red banner was normal. […]