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Culture

Everywhere and nowhere: utopian possibilities in culture and society

Oscar Wilde famously observed that he couldn't look at a map without it present among the nations, while Sir Thomas More invented the word with his 1516 treatise on the ideal society, comp

Pramoedya Ananta Toer (Translation by Willem Samuels), 'The Mute's Soliloquy'

Hyperion East, 1999. ISBN 0 7868 6416 8, 375 pp

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Peaceniks win prizes (again!)

Usually referred to as Alternative Nobel Prizes , the Right Livelihood Awards started in 1980 and are presented annually in the Swedish Parliament.

Michael Franti and Spearhead, 'Stay Human'

Boo Boo Wax, 2001. Audio CD, 73mins

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Consolidated, 'The End of Meaning'

72 mins, audio CD; See http://www.consolidatedmusic.org/

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Jeremy Black, 'The Politics of James Bond: From Fleming's Novels to the Big Screen'

Praeger, 2000. ISBN 0 275 96859 6. 264 pages, 14 photos. $24.95.

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Claire Denis (dir), 'Beau Travail'

Artificial Eye Film Co, France 1998, UK video release 2000. Running time 90 mins [French with English subtitles].

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What happened to the promise?

Landscape of Memory, a set of videos produced by a coalition of Southern African film-makers and reviewed in PN 2440, covers the different ways that people have found to deal with the great traumas that have been visited on the region through war, apartheid and repression. The Namibian video, Nda Mona (I Have Seen), discusses the difficult and doubly painful issues raised when the repression comes from your comrades, your "own side". The director, Richard Pakleppa, talked to Lorna Richardson.

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Various artists, 'Tribal Futures: the way ahead'

Yombo 2000, 74 mins. See http://www.survival-international.org

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