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⏳ Trivia Time

Which African film was the first to win the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival?

A) Tsotsi
B) Atlantics
C) Timbuktu

Scroll to the very bottom for the answer.

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Mame Bineta Sane as Ada in Atlantics

📰 Reading: The Nigerwife by Vanessa Walters. 'A brilliantly original novel about family, motherhood, identity and diaspora, with a crime thriller twist'.

📺 Watching: Atlantics on Netflix. A gorgeous, poetic supernatural romance drama infused with an astute social commentary. A superb feature debut by Mati Diop.

🎧 Listening to: One Love by Wizkid. A beautiful rendition of Jamaica’s legendary musician, Bob Marley’s “One Love,” which floats on the song's soulful vocals and heartfelt lyrics.

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Answer: B) Atlantics
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