bluepetunias said: i miss your poems. I miss your haikus. there was one about life and the salt on margarita glasses which i was trying to find again.

The muse and I are working the graveyard shift. We’ll be getting something out soon. She’s not easily persuaded about these things now. Thank so much for your words :)

all-things-east:

Egypt

ourafrica:

A graphic illustration of the life cycle of the Ebola Virus.

According to CDC, Bats are strongly implicated as both reservoirs and hosts for the ebolavirus. Of the five identified ebolavirus subtypes, four are capable of human-to-human transmission. Initial infections in humans result from contact with an infected bat or other wild animal. Strict isolation of infected patients is essential to reduce onward ebolavirus transmission.

Retrieved from

 http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/resources/virus-ecology.html

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/24/health-ebola-nigeria-idINKBN0FT2T220140724

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okayafrica:

GALLERY: The Iconic Album Art of Ghariokwu Lemi

Nigerian graphic designer, fine artist and illustrator Ghariokwu Lemi occupies a unique position as the creative genius behind twenty-six of Fela‘s iconic album covers. Christened ‘The Artist’ by Kuti himself, the vivid social realism of Lemi’s works created between 1974 and 1993 provided a fitting visual accompaniment to the singer’s derisive anti-establishment lyrics with its cross of distorted collage, illustration and caricature.

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KATANGA’S FORGOTTEN CHILDREN

During the 1970s, an increased demand for copper and cobalt attracted Japanese investments in the mineral-rich southeastern region of Katanga Province. Over a 10-year period, more than 1,000 Japanese miners relocated to the region, confined to a strictly male-only camp. Arriving without family or spouses, the men often sought social interaction outside the confounds of their camps. In search of intimacy with the opposite sex, sometimes resulting in cohabitation, the men openly engaged in interracial dating and relationships, a practice mostly embraced by the local society. As a result, a number of Japanese miners fathered children with native Congolese women. However, most of the mixed race infants resulting from these unions died, soon after birth. Multiple testimonies of local people suggest that the infants were poisoned by a Japanese lead physician and nurse working at the local mining hospital. Subsequently, the circumstances would have brought the miners shame as most of them already had families back in their native Japan. The practice forced many native Katangan mothers to hide their children by not reporting to the hospital to give birth.

Today, fifty Afro-Japanese have formed an association of Katanga Infanticide survivors. The organization has hired legal council seeking a formal investigation into the killings. The group submitted official inquiry to both the Congolese and Japanese governments, to no avail. Issues specific to this group include having no documentation of their births, since not having been born in the local hospital spared their lives. The total number of survivors is unknown

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krishna1timsina:

3521 by peterholmeiii

krishna1timsina:

3521 by peterholmeiii

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wasbella102:

Bauhaus color study

wasbella102:

Bauhaus color study

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flowersgardenlove:

Iris ‘Draculas Kiss’ Beautiful gorgeous pretty flowers

flowersgardenlove:

Iris ‘Draculas Kiss’ Beautiful gorgeous pretty flowers

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uchihara-2014:

Henry Darger

uchihara-2014:

Henry Darger

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