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Month: May 2017

BBC Somali Seeks Best Young Female Poet. Deadline 23:39 Thursday 15th June, 2017

BBC Somali has launched its first ever poetry award for young women. The contest is open to all women aged 16 to 35 with no restrictions on their level of experience or location. Entries for the award must be an original work of poetry, that is a maximum of 15 lines long and not more than one minute of recording, in Somali language. A panel of judges will select one winner and two runners-up and will be looking for the quality of the language and conformity of the work to Somali poetry rules in terms of rhyme, rhythm and theme....

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72% #OutOf100 – John Boyega Impresses As “Woyzeck” @ The Old Vic

Boyega handles himself incredibly well, given that Thorne has taken a play already ahead of its time and has replaced the space the playwright gave the audience to ‘fill in the blanks’ with a great deal more psychological pressure. Büchner’s original is considered an expressionist masterpiece, but Thorne’s interpretation is drastically revised and overlaid with excessive developments and too little transition.

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92% #OutOf100 – The Handmaid’s Tale Airs On Channel 4, 9pm Sunday 28th May

Tackling feminism, rape, politics, dictatorship, Fascism, homophobia, religious fundamentalism, slavery all in one series is no mean feat. If it wasn’t for Margaret Atwood’s book would this series have been as good? Couldn’t say, but the creative team have outdone themselves with this important piece of television.

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