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Jonathan Chatwin

Shougang, and then the first signs of real redevelopment, in the form of the buildings of the ‘Financial Street Chang’an Center’, which promised to be a ‘New Business Landmark in West Beijing’. The tall towers were of curved corners and blue glass; a butterflied suspension bridge in steel and wire added a flourish to the plaza in front. Along the bottom of one of the promotional signs for the as-yet empty towers ran English text in the cut-and-paste style one becomes accustomed to in China: ‘approach of interior architect material and finish detail design’, it ran

in Long Peace Street
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Pioneering Feminist
Ada Uzoamaka Azodo

knocked at every corner: Wolof drums; the poetic flights of the young women at the river; sails outstretched like butterfly wings; men and women from Galam, Niger, Sudan; bare bodies and elaborate coiffures; ornaments; shouts, calls; sudden passion and laughter – all this spoke to the little girl in a language she recognised as her own. All this beat with a pulse that she felt in her veins. Bâ would later write: “I was eight years old and I cried, Tam-tam, take me away.” 4 A Childhood in Dakar and Other Early Influences

in The Pan-African Pantheon
An interview with Marina Galvani
Bénédicte Miyamoto and Marie Ruiz

. We hope for a human encounter through the art, to celebrate resilience. This is how we used art to support projects of the World Bank in Lebanon, where personnel working on social development were telling us that the different communities, local and displaced communities, from Syria for most, were not communicating at all, although funds for projects were available. The idea of Butterfly Project was to have art mediation workshops for children of these communities, from kindergarten to high-school, where they would come together and create stories together

in Art and migration
Andrew Teverson

’anic scripture to Muhammad/Mahound in a transformed version of seventh-century Arabia. The scene concerning an exiled, Khomeini-like Imam living in contemporary London shows the Imam conjuring up Gibreel/Gabriel to assist him in his mental fight against the female goddess Al-Lat whom he regards as being representative of the notion of History. Finally, the narrative centred upon the ‘Butterfly Girl’ Ayesha concerns a young girl living in contemporary India who receives the instruction from Gabriel/Gibreel that she should lead her village on a pilgrimage to Mecca over the

in Salman Rushdie
Horror and generic hybridity
Andy W. Smith

denotes social conformity in the high school scenario. Unlike Bender in The Breakfast Club , who raises a clenched fist on the football field in defiance of conforming to the normative value system, Zeke is assimilated into the culture of conformity. But the film finishes on an image of transmutation, as Casey photographs a butterfly. It is an apt metaphor for a film where everything changes – and

in Monstrous adaptations
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Highs and lows – breaching social and spatial boundaries
Rowland Atkinson

–39 . Brown , L. ( 2021 ). The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press . de Sousa Santos , B. ( 2017 ). Decolonising the University: The Challenge of Deep Cognitive Justice . Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars . Dorling , D. ( 2019 ). Inequality and the 1% . 2nd edn . London : Verso

in How the other half lives
Robert Shaughnessy

production’s notable features. Costumed as a circus clown (perhaps more precisely, as the 12 October Le Temps reviewer recognized, as the legendary ‘king of clowns’, Grock), Pierre le Touche was indulged with a mime sequence in which he chased butterflies, and he aroused the dismay of a number of Anglophone commentators: the New York Times reported that ‘the comic scenes … appeared to have been inspired

in As You Like It
Gathering nature’s wonders
Helen Cowie

Mieg scrutinised some ‘beautiful butterflies from America and China, which this Real Gabinete owes in part to the munificence of our august and beloved Queen’. 22 Mieg did not specify which of Ferdinand VII’s four wives had donated these charming insects to the museum. The most likely candidate, however, was Ferdinand’s second spouse, Isabel of Braganza, whose

in Conquering nature in Spain and its empire, 1750–1850
John M. MacKenzie

So did Sir Harry Johnston in the grounds of his residence at Zomba in the British Central Africa Protectorate (Malawi). All this activity could actually place species at risk, just as the contemporary passion for the collection of birds’ eggs and butterflies seriously reduced the numbers of some rarities. F. C. Selous perfectly combined a range of hunting activities. He was a commercial hunter who

in The Empire of Nature
The painful nearness of things
Lisa Mullen

suffered by London on the 76 nights of the Blitz. But as the war progressed and the air raids became more sporadic and geographically diffuse, the large-scale vision of public heroism against a dramatic nightscape, as promoted by Jennings’s films, contracted back down to the level of the hand-sized, daytime object; but this time there was no soothing suggestion that they could be neutralised with a homely bucket and pump. Two more Ministry of Information films warned against the domestication of unfamiliar things: Butterfly Bomb (1944) shows a young boy in his family

in Mid-century gothic