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The Appeal of Akin Omotoso’s A Hotel Called Memory

Events in Akin Omotosho’s new film A Hotel Called Memory are set off by a text message from Lola (played by Nse Ikpe Etim and her expressive bad-for-poker face) to her husband Wale (Akin Omotosho) requesting divorce. She’s at a beach in Lagos. From there, Lola takes off to Zanzibar, another coastal city, where she is shown […]

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Women of the Civil War: A Review of Afia

The documentary Afia Attack shows the efforts of women during the Nigerian Civil War. The narratives so far are centred around men, ignoring those who had to tend children and homes left behind by men. While this is admirable in intent, the final film doesn’t quite get up to those of those lofty ideals. For […]

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Review

Company is another word for Trouble: A Review of Frontieres

Somewhere in the middle of Frontieres, a film that takes place mostly on the road and in several countries across western Africa, three women bond over the silent fart of a male traveller. The man is asleep and never gets a chance to defend himself. The silence of the man is a reversal of cinema’s […]

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