• ‘We're Reclaiming Beer Because It's Ours'

    8 days ago - By Eater

    The overwhelmingly white image of beer culture erases a much longer, far-reaching narrative of Black brewing
    In a 1995 article in the Journal of Black Studies , Kenneth Christmon describes an interaction between the French ethnographer Marcel Griaule and a Dogon elder and priest named Ogotemmeli. Griaule, who was doing work in Mali, told Ogotemmeli that he was confused by the occasional ramblings he had heard from older, apparently drunk men who repeated what he believed to be a curious phrase: “The dead are dying of thirst.”
    Ogotemmeli explained the phenomenon thusly: Death, he said...
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