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Author: Akua Gyamfi

#TBB10 Discusses New Book, No Place to Call Home With its Author JJ Bola

No Place To Call Home is the story of a Congolese family seeking asylum and their efforts to construct a new and hybrid collective identity. It provides a lens through which the current refugee crisis might be explored and encourages deep empathy for those living in ‘a perpetual purgatory’ between borders, straddling cultures and constantly consumed by fear.

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#TBBcongratulations Comedienne Gina Yashere Joins The Daily Show

There’s truly something about seeing someone you know on telly. No matter how old you are, you always get that ‘look, look it’s them! On TV!!!!!’ excitement. I felt this same euphoria when during the week Nigerian, British comedienne Gina Yashere shared the news that she’d be joining Trevor Noah on The Daily Show. The outpouring of love and kudos which followed as her Instagram post got shared across social media is testament to the support Yashere has enjoyed over the years. Even though, to cement her success she’s had to go overseas. I can’t remember where I first...

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76% #OutOf100 Amazon Prime Pilot – Oasis, starring Zawe Ashton – Available Now

Amazon Prime is currently in pilot season, and they want us the audience to rate up their offerings in order get full series’ made. One of the pilots is a sci-fi called, Oasis. Based on Dutch author, Peter Faber’s 2014 novel, The Book of Strange Things – Oasis follows the similar premise of Peter Leigh who is a pastor sent to recently discovered planet Oasis, to teach the word of Christianity to the workers developing the land for future human inhabitance. Oasis’ scene is set with London 2032 in a state of emergency. Looking like a post war torn country, the UK borders are...

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65% #OutOf100 – Fraternity Hazing film, Burning Sands Lands on Netflix UK. Stars British Black Talent

Good friend of TBB Jan Asante understands my crush on Moonlight star, Trevante Rhodes. So as good friends do Ms. Asante alerts me to anything he does – helps me avoid getting blocked or issued restraining orders. Love her. Burning Sands which has recently been added to Netflix UK, is the film she alerted me to. Mr Rhodes has a bit part in this to the point film about the American culture of hazing. American universities have an old boys & girls system in place known as fraternities and sororities. If you join one of the houses – especially the...

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92% #OutOf100 – Get Out is a Slow Burning, Psychologically Stressful, Brilliant Film

Back in the 80s as a child, I used to like scaring myself by watching VHS vids of all the now classic horror films. Nightmare on Elm Street parts 1 (excellent and most scary), 2 (ridiculous), 3 (the coolest); Poltergeist 1&2 (avoided tiny old ladies & little blond girl for a few years); everything by Stephen King – Salem’s Lot and Pet Semetary especially (had me EFFED UP for nights). Now as an adult, I find modern horror stories mostly idiotic. Don’t run in there. Don’t have go on the dusty Ouija board you found in the loft. Don’t speak...

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92% #OutOf100 – I Am Not Your Negro

Watching James Baldwin on screen you see a funny looking man. His cartoonish eyes, his animated face, his teeth… so many teeth in an almost gaunt face. Equally his personality is witty; in your face, droll, and he’s funny. He tells it like it is with a sarcasm hard to rebel against. Baldwin the novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic was a tiny square in the quilt of my upbringing. During my childhood my mum wasn’t vocal about politics, art and most definitely didn’t show interest in the boho queer life of the black male Baldwin represented. My dad has always been politically...

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