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Opifex

Grant gives Martha a pop quiz about the meaning of the English word opifex. And no, it’s not a hoofed African quadruped. This is part of a complete episode.

chop-up

chop-up  n.— «Mr. Albarn brought them as well into the revue, or the “chop-up,” as he called it—a Nigerian term for a feast.» —“Street Energy in a Festive Ruckus of African Grooves and Western Pop” by Ben Ratliff New...

garagiste

garagiste  n.— «Then there was the rich red fruity wine with lashings of vanilla and oak from Hofstraat Winery’s Renosterbos Shiraz’. It was inspiring, for the creator is a “garagiste” (a term used to describe home winemakers who...

muti murder

muti murder  n.— Note: “Muti” in several African languages refers to traditional or herbal medicine. «In muti murders, a victim—usually a woman or child—is killed in order to harvest body parts for making muti. It is believed...

teething

teething  n.— «The Customs Union has a myriad of problems initially referred to as “teething,” but not any more. Three years on, some areas are yet to be fully smothered.» —“East Africa: Is EAC a Solution to the Problems...

sink estate

sink estate  n.— «Today, as the dust settles on six years of building works, major changes are apparent. Milton Court has been a proving ground of a potent policy idea—the erasure and re-invention of council-run housing property. The...