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Donkeys and Dhows

15 Jan

Dreaming in Arabic

The muezzin’s voice, amplified through a sound system, jolts me from a restless sleep. Soon other muezzin joins in. Every voice is amplified to the point where it sounds distorted, angry, irritated. There is no trace of the gentle, musical lilt the call to prayer in the UAE contains. Yet, despite this unexpectedly harsh intrusion of technology, life on Lamu Island still moves at a pace that is in step with the past: slow and relaxed.

Life has not changed much in this corner of the Swahili Coast of East Africa. There still is no air-pollution, traffic jams or honking car horns. Here donkeys and dhows are the modes of transport. Men while away hours and hours sitting around talking. There is much to talk about these days: the terrorist attacks by al-Shabaab on the mainland; the slump in the tourist trade; the impact of the port slated to be built not far from the…

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Lupita Nyong’o Scores Her First Vogue Cover

25 Jun

Into The Urban

2014 has been a big year for actress Lupita Nyong’o and it’s about to get even bigger. After winning an oscar for her role in ’12 Years A Slave’ and becoming Lancôme’s first black spokesperson she has now scored her first Vogue cover. The photos were taken in Marrakech by photographer Mikael Jansson. Check out the editorial after the jump and read her interview with Vogue hereEnjoy! 

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LUPITA NYONGO…”I THOUGHT I WAS TOO BLACK,UGLY AND HAD NO CHANCE TO BE FAMOUS UNTIL I SAW…”…READ THE REST HERE

4 Mar

MILE2HERALD (OMG! NEWS AND INFO)

WHO IS LUPITA NYONG’O?

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Born Lupita Amondi Nyong’o[1]
March 1, 1983 (age 31)
Mexico City, Mexico
Residence New York City
Ethnicity Luo
Citizenship Kenyan, Mexican[2]
Alma mater Hampshire College
Yale School of Drama (MFA)
Whittier College
Occupation Actress, film director, music video director
Years active 2004–present
Parents Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o (father)
Dorothy Nyong’o (mother)
Relatives Isis Nyong’o (cousin)
Tavia Nyong’o (cousin)

Lupita Amondi Nyong’o  is an actress and music video director of dual Kenyan and Mexican citizenship.She appeared in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave (2013) as Patsey, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in addition to receiving nominations for the Golden Globe and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress. She is the second black actress (after Jennifer Hudson)…

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As Night Falls On The Masai Mara, A Cheetah Misfires

4 Mar

The Insatiable Traveler

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It was the end of a beautiful day on the Masai Mara in Kenya, and the sun had just set. We were in the midst of twilight, about to return to camp for the night when we spotted three cheetah in the grass.

Camp would have to wait.

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Kenya

21 Jan

A Moment In A Photograph

A few years back, we got to go to Kenya. What we didn’t know is that we will be taken on safari for 2 nights in the week, this was a wonderful surprise. I didn’t know what to expect really, from the picture you can see the sort of animals we saw and much more! The tents were amazing, who knew you could put a toilet  and a shower in a tent. It was like living the life in the forest with nice food and accommodation, surrounded by animals and lovely people.
When I’m older I will defiantly return or go on safari again, because that is something you don’t do or see everyday. 

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