Crossroads, homeward. The Journey of a Brazilian Babalawo by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

While the Nigerian state is being divided on religious lines, the Middle East gets dichotomized with the spilled blood of the dead and injured, the Mexican wall goes up in defiance, Britain is exiting the European Union at all cost, Lybia is tearing her own skin out of her body and so on, individuals around the world, as is in this case, Paulo Jose Monteiro da Silva with his family is living the life of a man on a journey back home, irrespective of how many crossroads he meets on the way.

Like so many other naturalized Brazillians, having been born and raised in Brazil after many generations of inbreeding and cross-cultural relationships, Paulo knew no other culture until, reading through the newspapers Continue reading

Gallery: Mayan Apocalypse Day

HONDURAS: Performers dressed as animals celebrate the end of the Mayan 'Long Count' Calendar in the Mayan ruins of Copan. 21 December 2012 coincides with the winter solstice. Some believed today would bring the apocalypse; others say it is merely the dawn of a new era

HONDURAS: Performers dressed as animals celebrate the end of the Mayan ‘Long Count’ Calendar in the Mayan ruins of Copan. 21 December 2012 coincides with the winter solstice. Some believed today would bring the apocalypse; others say it is merely the dawn of a new era

FRANCE: End of the world believers gather in Bugarach, a small village in the foothills of the Pyrenees, supposedly one of the only places that would be spared the apocalypse. Bugarach’s mayor, Jean-Pierre Delord, begged doomsday believers to stay away

FRANCE: End of the world believers gather in Bugarach, a small village in the foothills of the Pyrenees, supposedly one of the only places that would be spared the apocalypse. Bugarach’s mayor, Jean-Pierre Delord, begged doomsday believers to stay away

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