Table of Contents - Magazine The Thirteenth Amendment forbade slavery and involuntary servitude, “except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” Crops stretch to the horizon. Black bodies pepper the landscape, hunched over as they work the fields. Officers on horseback, armed, oversee the workers. To the untrained eye, the scenes in Angola for Life: Rehabilitation and Reform Inside the Louisiana State Penitentiary, an Atlantic documentary filmed on an old Southern slave-plantation-turned-prison, could have been shot 150 years ago. The film tells two overlapping stories: One is of accomplishment against incredible odds, of a man who stepped into the most violent maximum-security prison in the nation and gave the men there—discarded and damned—what society didn’t: hope, education, and a moral compass.
Granta Magazine Free eBooks at Planet eBook - 80+ Classic Novels and Literature How to change your view of Africa Chimurenga, a pan-African English-language journal, depicts the continent’s horrors, sometimes from very close... I once had coffee in Cape Town with a Cameroonian named Ntone Edjabe. He ran an English-language journal called Chimurenga, but what I remembered from our chat were his vignettes of Lagos (where he’d studied) and Johannesburg (where he went next). In Lagos, he said, you’d be driving down the highway and suddenly see a guy selling cars on the highway. Lagos was crazy, and yet it felt entirely safe. Whereas Johannesburg seemed sane, but never felt safe. I sent Edjabe some articles, but otherwise forgot about Chimurenga until a recent issue arrived in the mail. It’s also more surprising: I love well-off media types from New York or London, but by now we do tend to know how they think. Edjabe arrived in South Africa in 1993, instantly had his passport and money stolen, but stayed. His idea was to get Africans to write about Africa as they saw it. Chimurenga is rising.
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