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Alexandra Topping

Alexandra Topping

    Ugandan activist is gay hero of the year
    Ugandan activist is gay hero of the year
    A leading Ugandan activist has been recognised as a "hero of the year" by a campaigning British organisation after battling anti-gay laws in the...
    Collins dictionary deems 'geek' word of the year
    Collins dictionary deems 'geek' word of the year
    Once a slur reserved for eggheads and an insult aimed at lovers of computer programming, geek has been deemed the word of the year by the Collins...
    Cyberbullying is linked to domestic violence
    Cyberbullying is linked to domestic violence
    Online trolling against women is linked to domestic violence and abuse, experts in the UK have warned, and should not be dismissed as “obnoxious but harmless” behaviour....
    Committed to art and country
    Committed to art and country
    When Mahamat Saleh Haroun left Chad as a young man in the 1980s, the country was being torn apart by a brutal and seemingly endless civil war.
    Lady book cover outrages Plath fans
    Lady book cover outrages Plath fans
    Dark, witty and painful — Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar has disturbed and enthralled readers from the moment it was published...
    Paralympic glory spurs on Rio plans
    Paralympic glory spurs on Rio plans
     The athletes, some with well-deserved post-Paralympic closing ceremony hang­overs, have boarded their aeroplanes, the Games-makers have...
    SA restaurants in world top 50
    SA restaurants in world top 50
    Two South African restaurants made it on to the S Pellegrino annual list of the world's 50 best...
    Dancehall star becomes star of equality
    Dancehall star becomes star of equality
    One of the most notoriously homophobic figures in reggae and dancehall music has agreed to stop singing violently anti-gay lyrics. Buju Banton --...
    Lamestreaming the English language
    Lamestreaming the English language
    Once, you might have been stuck for the word to describe an unsightly tummy bulge protruding over low-rise jeans. But 'muffin top” is one of...
    Romanian tale of abortion wins top Cannes prize
    Romanian tale of abortion wins top Cannes prize
    A disturbing tale of illegal abortion in communist-era Romania won the Cannes film festival's top prize on Sunday as director Cristian Mungiu beat...