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Iemanja: A Uruguayan celebration of the Yoruba goddess of the sea

Uruguay is famous for its endless pastures and beaches, its yerba mate tea, tango, and candombe music, which, with its African roots, epitomises the country’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity. The Yoruba religion is a further African feature that has … Read More

Mexico´s Day of the Dead: an Endless Dance of Life and Death

  In the West death is generally perceived as the end of life and existence and so it promotes feelings of fear and anxiety. Anything connected to death is taboo and pushed to the edge of society as the antithesis … Read More

10 things that make Uruguay, Uruguay

  Uruguay is a small country wedged between the vast territories of Argentina and Brazil, lapped on one side by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The Uruguayans had to battle hard for their independence at the time of colonialism, … Read More

Latest from the Interviews

An interview with a Tibetan Monk in Prague

  An interview with a Tibetan Monk in Prague: An insight into Tibetan culture, identity and the realities of life from the personal experience and opinions of a monk living far from home.     Our interview with Tibetan lama … Read More

New generation of Kenya

  This interview with a director of the Czech non-profit organization ´ShineBean´, Renata Rokuskova, is about the current state of the Kenyan schooling system, the attitude of children to education and their opportunities in the future.  We also learn more … Read More

Navjyot Vyas

    Navjyot Vyas (a photographer) Navjyot Vyas was born in 1994, in Gujarat in India. He studied at Alpha High school in Junagadh. He graduated in English and Comparative Literary Studies from the Saurashtra University Rajkot (BA). During his … Read More

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Ethnogenesis of the Somali People and language

  Ethnogenesis describes the early nation-building process of Somalis, about whom references can be found in Ethiopian written records from at least the beginning of 1500 AD, under the name Somalis.1.The term ‘Somalis’ appears for the first time in a … Read More

Revitalising city life

  In 2012 Danish director Andreas Dalsgaard made a documentary entitled The Human Scale. The documentary explored the principle challenges of fast-growing cities and asked how dignified and full lives could be led in these megacities. The documentary featured Jan … Read More

Zealots and Sicarii in the Maelstrom of the First Jewish-Roman War

  Perhaps no other war in the history of the Middle East was more motivated entirely by different religions and ideologies than the First Jewish-Roman War. The conflict, which erupted on the Palestinian territories in 66 AD during the reign … Read More