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Africans in Europe and Asia – rarely told stories

A colleague of mine sometimes devises and leads guided tours in one of London’s major museums. She invited me to go on a tour that dealt with the constantly evolving relationship dynamic in Europe between indigenous Europeans and people of African heritages, as is...

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No leaders, no followers

What signals are the leaders at the apex of international politics giving to young people these days? Sadly, it feels like bullying and immaturity are the qualities that are getting the most exposure. Self awareness and mindfulness of the sensibilities of “the other”...

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In praise of playfulness

Most children enjoy playing. If they are fortunate enough to realise they can keep the spirit of playfulness in their lives, through the influence of educators, mentors and other guides, they can face the world with an outlook that allows for a wide range of...

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The “eccentric” goose that lays the golden eggs

A person who shows flair for generating new ideas, making something out of nothing or other similar creative pursuits can often be regarded as eccentric by others. This seems to be the cross that many talented people have to bear, unless if they find ways to make...

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Feeling free

How does it feel to be free? I think I’ve discovered something simple, but of great value, at last. There used to be a time when I would feel dreadful whenever I received phone calls from certain parts of the world. What was the reason for this? I knew I was likely to...

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Wearing my curatorial cap – Ignatius Inspires

For my friends and associates who might not have noticed, I am currently the curator of Ignatius Inspires – a season of creative work made and performed by fellow artists and young people in Haringey schools, all inspired by the music and writings of Ignatius Sancho...

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