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Online Tools. New look for the short story. Some of the UK's best young novelists are working with computer games designers to create digital short stories, each inspired by a classic work of literature but featuring games, blogs and web tools. The first of the six stories is Charles Cumming's The 21 Steps, based on John Buchan's classic thriller The 39 Steps. It uses Google Maps and Google Earth to follow the trail of a bewildered young Londoner who witnesses a murder and is forced to smuggle a mysterious liquid on to a plane. The We Tell Stories project has been created by Penguin in partnership with alternate reality games company SixtoStart.

Other participating writers include Toby Litt, who was named as a Granta best young British novelist, Naomi Alderman, winner of the 2006 Orange prize for new writing, and Mohsin Hamid, whose The Reluctant Fundamentalist was shortlisted for last year's Man Booker prize. Michèle Roberts Short Story Collections. Michèle Roberts - Home. Author Profile: Ali Smith.

Author Profile: Ali Smith photo by Sara Sánchez by Emma Young Ali Smith is one of the most distinctive and innovative voices on the literary scene today. Her five novels and four collections of short stories have seen her achieve outstanding success and have placed her at the forefront of contemporary British fiction. Smith published her first collection of short stories, Free Love, in 1995. As Smith’s writing career has progressed it has been her work in the novel form, rather than her short story collections, that has received the critical attention and acclaim, regardless of her continual production and championing of the short story. Ambiguity is a theme that runs throughout all of Smith’s short story collections and it is arguably the characteristic that best defines her treatment of character and self. Although it has been Smith’s novels that have accumulated the most prestigious awards and prizes, it is for her work championing the short story in which Smith’s heritage lies.

LE BLANCHIMENT DE LA PEAU : LES PRATIQUES, ENJEUX & RESPONSABILITE. A l’heure où la beauté des peaux noires commence à immerger, la dépigmentation artificielle de la peau apparaît plus que jamais comme une fléau sanitaire et social. Même si ce fléau existe depuis de nombreuses années, il faut savoir qu'il ne fait que s'accroître en Afrique, en Europe et même aux USA. Il ne touche pas seulement les femmes, les hommes le pratiquent, et chez les jeunes filles adolescentes également. La dépigmentation de la peau est née dans les années 60 aux Etats Unis dans la communauté noire. Le pouvoir blanchissant de l'hydroquinone fut découvert sur des ouvriers travaillant dans le milieu du textile ( fabrication de jean) et du caoutchouc. On utilise ce produit pour délavé les jeans et il sert d'anti oxydant sur le caoutchouc. Il est aussi utilisé dans les peintures et huiles. C'est alors, que depuis, il fut utilisé pour se blanchir la peau, et ce phénomène se propagea vers le continent africain.

Des experts ont pris la parole sur ce phénomène, et l'ont analysé. Maybe this is a crazy question, but how did Europeans know what Africans looked like? I know that some of the paintings here are of North Africans/Middle Easterners, but others clearly depict people born south of the Sahara. I've heard of Prester John but. A History of Black people in Europe. It is generally known that black people have been residing in European countries since the early colonial times.

But even before the 15th century and during Roman times, a time when colour of skin still wasn’t a racist stigma but just another physical feature, black people lived in Europe. Remains of a man with black African features were found in England recently, dating his life back to the 13th century. Read this article for more info. Besides that, facts have been found of black people living in different parts of Europe, although I don’t want to overstate their presence or influence.

I added above Jan Mostaert's portrait of a nobleman, guest of the Queen of Austria. Below I will go deeper into the subject. Many blacks who were Muslims converted to Christianity after the emirate of Al Andalus was abolished (end of 15th century). Slavery and racism Of course slavery existed before racism. Coat of Arms Black people were part of European imagination and reality from very early times.

Intersectionnalité et afroféminisme : Le mémo ! #1. Il est là, il est beau, c’est le mémo ! Je suis allée dans les tréfonds de mes favoris et de mon getpocket pour faire un premier mémo (oui, il y en aura certainement un ou des autres, je pense). J’ai répertorié des liens français sur l’intersectionnalité au sens strict du terme; c’est à dire les diverses intersections à la race, une perspective du concept qui a été invisibilisé et whitewashé lors de sa reprise dans le cadre français.

J’ai privilégié la qualité à la quantité, en prenant des références phares de l’approche afro-américaine, ainsi que des blogs qui s’inscrivent dans ce même courant. Du côté des blogs, qui fournissent des posts et des outils accessibles ou des documents intéressants : Du côté des textes clés : Kimberlé William Crenshaw, “Cartographies des marges: intersectionnalité,..etc” : le concept d’origine de Crenshaw, le vrai du vrai, et en français. Angela Davis, Angela Davis et l’histoire des mouvements anti-viol Bonne lecture !

Like this: Like Loading... Coming Out as Biracial — Human Parts. A few months ago, I not-so-subtly asserted myself as biracial while having dinner with a new coworker. “I’m a Capricorn,” she’d said. “Yeah…my mom’s black,” I responded (not verbatim, but the exchange was similar). Whoa. What? The answer, if you’re wondering, is yes. Here it is: My mother is black. I grew up in a culturally diverse environment, which meant I missed the memo that it’s “not normal” to be mixed. So I didn’t discover my otherness through being teased by peers or by having after-school-special chats with my parents. Because my exploration of race was largely internal, I spent much of my adolescence identifying as … well, whatever I wanted.

Even with this solution in place, a certain fear lived in me. At thirteen, I moved and got a chance to reevaluate my identity. Gradually, I learned how to parse my race, make sense of it on a personal level. That’s not to say I understand the black experience. And the biracial experience? And it’s coming out. So I come out.