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The UK’s Oxford Circus is to be turned into pedestrian piazzas according to The Guardian Newspaper; the move aims to address air quality, pedestrian congestion, and traffic.
The UK home office in advertently cancelled 22-year-old cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s passport, but has said it will issue a replacement; while you ponder The Right Honourable Priti Patel’s skills, take some time out to listen to Kanneh’s music; on the topic of African artistry, this piece on an exhibition of digital art and Afrofuturism is worth a look. They talk about NFTs (not sure what that means? Non-Fungible Tokens) – You’re welcome. In Nigeria, the President described a movement for secession as ‘a dot in the circle’, meanwhile the latest Afrobeats star, Rema has dropped a single that Ynaija say is all about sex.
The Atlantic tallies the winners and losers from the Work from Home revolution; Wired magazine says Apple may wish to acquire the newsletter distribution platform, Substack. Oh, and one of their trending pieces today – the perfect number of hours to work each day: Five; if you have any meetings after 1.30 today – you’re doing too much. Chill.
We’re vibing with delight as bright lights, Kayo Chingonyi and Femi Caleb have been shortlisted for The Forward prize for poetry. The international booker prize has been won by Francophone David Diop, for his novel “At Night All Blood is Black; he splits £50, 000 award with his translator, Anna Moschovakis. That’s nice. Lastly, a spot of beauty from the poetry foundation, their poem of the day is Tupac Amaru Shakur by Sonia Sanchez. It’s deep, so savour it. Lastly, whatever you do today, remember to be kind; links to all the pieces can be found below.
- Oxford Circus to be pedestrianised
- UK Home Office cancels Sheku Kanneh Mason’s passport – by mistake.
- Nigeria President says IPOB is a dot, while Rema sings about sex
- An exhibition about Afrofuturism, digital art and NFTs
- Winners & Losers from The Work from Home Revolution
- Apple interested in the newsletter distribution platform, Substack
- Are you working more than 5 hours? You’re doing too much
- Kayo Chingoyi & Caleb Femi shortlisted for The Forward Prize
- Francophone novelist wins International Booker Prize for Literature
- Poetry Foundation’s poem today is ‘Tupac Amaru Shakur’ by Sonia Sanchez
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