No Space Snowman: Ultima Thule Is Actually Flat Like a Pancake (Photos)

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Geologists Figured Out Where the Most Remote Part of the Ocean Came From

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Underwater Archaeologists Find Surprising Artifacts from Major Roman Naval Battle

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‘Outside Servitude’: A Novel Exploring Enslavement in Mauritania

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There are only a handful of Mauritanian novels in English: one translation from French and the few novels written and self-published by Mohamed Bouya Bamba:

By July Blalack

Eight years have passed since Mohamed Bouya Bamba wrote and self-published Angels of Mauritania and the Curse of the Language, a novel which was groundbreaking in both its choice of language and in encouraging other Mauritanian writers to self-publish. While his first book hinted at ethnic and racial tensions in Mauritania through an innovative prologue where the land speaks as an observer of humanity, this topic was mostly left unexplored and unresolved. The main text of Angels of Mauritania and the Curse of the Language portrays life in Nouakchott through the struggles of one family, who try to stay together and make ends meet. In his new novella, Outside Servitude, Bamba continues writing in the social-realist vein, but now turns his…

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The Travelling Foodie Guide To Street Food In Kairouan, Tunisia

The Travelling Foodie

Founded by the Arabs around 670, Kairouan became a dominant trading hub and centre of Islamic scholarship in the 9th century, when Aghlabid emirs ruled Kairouan and built many of its monuments.

The city is aUNESCO World Heritage Siteand is regarded by many Muslims as the fourth holiest site in Islam.

The Great Mosque of Kairouan

We walked within the walls of the Medina (old town) exploring its beautiful small allies and many mosques.

Other than its monuments, Kairouan is also known for its fantastic food. If you’re ever visiting, make sure to taste the following:

Kafteji

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Kafteji is something of a Tunisian poor man’s food: various vegetables are fried separately and then with an oozy fried egg, chopped up together with a large knife. It’s made with potatoes, pepper and tomatoes. One eats it with bread or as a sandwich.

It’s now one of the country’s most…

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NASA Center Director Nominated to Lead National Reconnaissance Office

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Hitler paintings go unsold at Nuremberg auction

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Kite-Blown Sled Climbs Antarctic Ice Dome, One of the Coldest Places on Earth

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Hundreds of Mysterious Stone Structures Discovered in Western Sahara

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When will the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies collide?

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