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ZODML Recommends: Photography, Americanah, and The Last Duty

By ZODML on Fri, 03/05/2013 - 23:00

 I am a huge photography fan (as a quick perusal of my Tumblr will show) and was excited to find out about Al-Jazeera’s Artscape: A New African Photography, a six-part documentary series about how the continent’s contemporary photographers are challenging stereotypical images and gaining worldwide acclaim for their work. You can watch some video and learn more about the project here – as soon as I’m done watching, I’m heading outside with my camera to take as many shots of the Lagos landscape as I can. - Mena Odu A war is believed to be full of horrendous and unimaginable happenings. Notwithstanding, it is still accompanied with some humour as humour exists in every phase of life. Based on this, I will be revisiting Isidore Okpewho’s The Last Duty in which he portrays war in a different way entirely, bringing to the fore the evils that it brings coupled with some hilarious scenes. - Dave Agboola Want to know what I recommend for this weekend? A break. Get out of the hustle and bustle of Lagos. Go to the beach...because that's where I'll be. Although I hate long trips, it's the destination - Eleko Beach (yes, I think it's far) - that excites me. I just need to move away from the city life, and breathe clean air, air that doesn't smell like garbage or smoke from cars' exhaust pipes. I will be lounging with friends and reading Chimamanda Adichie's Americanah. - Ayodele Dele-Giwa There is nothing as good as hanging out with friends and family at weekends. No wonder Chinyere Obi-Obasi writes on the theme of family relationships in her book The Great Fall (which happens to be one of ZODML’s books of the week. This weekend I recommend that you do a little catching up with your relatives, and chatting and laughing as often as you can with them. I will be doing the same - visiting my brother and his wife this weekend. Importantly, make sure that when you ask them how are you?, you deeply mean it. - Morayo Oshodi Share your weekend plans with us in the comments! Don't forget, you can keep up with our blog by following us - just enter your email address in the box on the right of the page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter right here.

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