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Emerging expressions of people’s will beyond elections: The case of West Africa
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Emerging expressions of people’s will beyond elections: The case of West Africa

By Myriam Wedraogo: On the 30th of October 2014, large numbers of protesters prevented the Burkina Faso National Assembly from voting on a constitutional review bill that would allow President Blaise Compaore, in power since October 1987, to be eligible to contest the November 2015 Presidential election in a third term bid. This uprising reached … Continue reading

Review: Lola Frost – Taking Risks
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Review: Lola Frost – Taking Risks

By Tally de Orellana: Individuals are guided in their choice between risk-avoiding and risk-accepting strategies by their worldviews – their culture.[1] Reader; think about ‘risk’. The idea will inevitably take your hand through the everyday sphere: whilst investigating new paths, investing in unfamiliar fields or smelling new flavours. As articulated in the quote, risk appears … Continue reading

A reflection on Canadian identity in a moment of crisis
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A reflection on Canadian identity in a moment of crisis

By Joana Cook, Editor-in-Chief, Strife Today Canadians watched in horror as Ottawa was locked down when at least one gunman opened fire at the national Parliament, forcing politicians to barricade doors, journalists to dive for cover, all while streaming live across national and international media. When the dust settled, one reservist and one gunman lay dead … Continue reading

The strife of finding oneself, or a trip through the House of the Dead: Review of The Charnel House
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The strife of finding oneself, or a trip through the House of the Dead: Review of The Charnel House

By Pablo de Orellana: In a foray into the relationship between art and conflict, editor Pablo de Orellana reviews The Charnel House, a poetic graphic novel  by painter Tom de Freston in collaboration with 37 leading contemporary poets, a book that takes readers through an agonising exploration of knowledge about oneself –and the problems of … Continue reading