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Pattan’s Pumpkin: A Traditional Flood Story from Southern India

Pattan’s Pumpkin: A Traditional Flood Story from Southern India Chitra Soundar and Frané Lessac have adapted a traditional Irula story to make it more accessible: turning the traditional churraka into a pumpkin and highlighting the story’s universal themes. The story does, not, however, abandon its cultural roots. It is authentic in its language, retaining the Indian names […] Continue reading

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Sudan: International Waters

No Visa for the US Special Envoy to Sudan Former President Jimmy Carter has revealed that President Bashir has refused to grant US special envoy, Donald Booth, a visa to meet with government officials. Bashir cited the United States’ refusal to grant him a visa to attend the United National General Assembly Meeting in New… Continue reading

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