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The Woman King – A Depiction of Black Pride or an Uneducated Step Backwards

“Terrific”, “Inspirational” and “Rousing” are only some of the descriptors applied to Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Woman King (2022). With a star-studded cast that includes academy award-winner Viola Davis, alongside British black royalty Lashana Lynch and John Boyega, The Woman King has drawn in audiences across the globe and has grossed $77.3 million worldwide. However, Prince-Bythewood’s […]

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When Coming to Edinburgh

Something to bear in mind when first arriving at Edinburgh: it is easy to feel small compared to the world around you. Despite coming from London originally (all I can do is apologise for that one!) and thus having an awareness of large cities and the hustle-bustle culture that comes with it, I still couldn’t […]

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“These Black Girls Need to be in the Shows”

It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white. It is a saying that has been long perpetuated and one would think that, by now, it would be as ingrained in our understanding the same way as basic math. But whilst the statement certainly rings true, there is a whole other dimension to it. What if […]

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I thought myself a giant once

Horizons upon horizons  They say they are never ending. I thought myself a giant once,  Where I could grasp horizons the same way I did life’s supposedly endless opportunities. But this giant has never felt so small,  And the horizon has never seemed so far away. Even giants fall you see,  Once in a while.  […]

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The Good Friend Café

Sunday 14:28  Even the simplest of places can become paradise  On solemn grounds we may not think much of the Good Friend Café  And its inconsistent opening times  Yet during such a murky day and during these murkier times I have never been more grateful to see your doors open  The chai was warmth and […]