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What's got my attention this week

Want some ideas for things to read, watch and listen to this weekend? Look no further...

Viola Davis is epic in her "magnum opus" The Woman King, which she also produced.

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SCROLLING • Viola Davis on why The Woman King is a film she had to make. And here's some history about the  West African kingdom of Dahomey. • Why the brutal death of Mahsa Amini has led to a moment of reckoning in Iran. (These pieces on the BBC are good for background.) • Why self-made people are often reluctant to credit luck in their rise. • I'm a big fan of Mona Eltahawy and I loved this piece on why menopause is both shit and amazing. • The sheer joy of missing out .

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