After injuring his eye, one young Mexican football player thought his chances of going professional were over. Now, his time playing in a league with other players who have visual impairments is giving him new purpose as a coach.
Polygamy has long been practiced in Zimbabwe’s rural areas, but it’s becoming more common in urban areas, too. In this story, women and men in polygamous marriages speak about the dynamics of this evolving practice.
For more than 50 years, members of the Kiowa Gourd Clan have performed their annual Gourd Dance in a public park in southwestern Oklahoma, but a new bridge over the park forced them to come up with a new site. With help from a local contractor, Kiowa tribe members built a new location for the sacred practice: a park with a dance arena – on tribal land.
In previous generations in Democratic Republic of Congo, dowries were often livestock or home furnishings. But today, prospective fathers-in-law are asking for smartphones, televisions and motorcycles, and would-be grooms are wondering how to pay for it all.
Local authors as well as researchers on literacy trends say that Zimbabwe’s reading culture is in decline, citing accessibility and the rising prices of physical books. A new group of authors is eschewing traditional publishing and finding readers where they are – on social media.