Category Archives: Politics

Out of Africa, yet Africa within.

  Every journey back to Australia serves as a constant reminder of how much on the periphery this country is. The flight paths that link the country like tenterhooks all come from the old global peripheral locations in Asia and … Continue reading

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Ten Minutes at Ten o’clock

Transcend                                Into me.                                                                  and from within,                                                                                                            out. My social formula is measured by your ability to: Amuse, Arouse or Inspire. This is the criteria of my anthropic desire. Wisdom and a Woman at the tram stop. 10pm, … Continue reading

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Return to the continent

Panas, Playas, Porros y Politicas en la Republica Petrolifera de Venezuela The essence of adventure is in the spirit. Crossing into the northern Brazilian state of Roraima marks the finishing point of my month long trip through Venezuela, a country … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Arabs, A History

Looking into Orientalism in The Arabs: A History   Focus Text: Rogan, E (2009) The Arabs: A history Basic Books; New York The Arab World and the Middle East are two spaces that have been capturing my attention, together with … Continue reading

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The Political in the Personal

Political in the Personal Obama’s Visit to Brazil 2011   I understand and support the importance of the personal in the political, as was the political instrument for feminist, gay and indigenous rights movements.  Yet I feel critical when considering … Continue reading

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São Paulo

Urban re-Emergence. São Paulo. ‘Dirty’, ‘Crowded’, ‘Violent’, ‘Slum ridden’,’Third World’, ‘Chaotic’, ‘Disorganised’ are just some of the frequent negative descriptions that seem to feature in most foreign media articles about South America’s largest metropolis. The effect of this no doubt … Continue reading

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Its a long and winding road.

The Morocco Diary Last August/September I spent the month hitch-hiking around Morocco. I took with me a small backpack, enough to fit two changes of clothes, a tin cup, a blanket and a scrapbook. Here are some of the excerpts … Continue reading

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