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Heidi Bradner

Heidi Bradner's photo 'Malika, resisting the Russians'


Heidi Bradner: Photos from Chechnya
The Frontline Club,
13 Norfolk Place, London

THIS small exhibition of photographs by Heidi Bradner reflects both the horror and the resilience of Chechens facing the onslaught of Vladimir Putin’s “war on terror”.

The maimed, the grieving, the armed and the determined all vie for recognition. This photographer deserves our attention. The exhibition is online. Check out the website if you can’t make it to the gallery. www.thefrontlineclub.com
Andy Ridley


Vimanarama
by Grant Morrison and Philip Bond
Vertigo/DC Comics

ALI IS having a bad day. His brother has been crushed by a crate of Turkish delight, he’s worried about the bride he has yet to meet and his baby nephew has disappeared into a lost world uncovered beneath his family’s shop.

Then he unwittingly releases a race of creatures who have been trapped for 6,000 years and want to destroy humanity. The only hope for the world is the Ultra Hadeen, a group of Asian superheroes. Morrison and Bond have created a superhero tale set in modern Bradford.
Matthew Cookson


Nairobi’s Rednose Distrikt presents Kilio Cha Haki—A Cry for Justice
Nairobi Yetu

AFRICAN RAP has become a means of political comment from Angola to Zimbabwe. Here Nairobi Yetu (Our Nairobi), a collective of 38 rappers and musicians, lay bare life in Kenya.

There is plenty about poverty and political corruption here. But it’s also a musically rich CD with stand-out tracks being the jazzy “Fanya Tena”, “Sisi” with its beatboxing, and the dubby, Lingala-influenced “Pesa Pesa”.
Jenny Mangere
Go to www.kiliochahaki.com


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Sat 26 Feb 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1940
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