CONTENTS Features

ISSUE 5

A group of First Nation people meet in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, in 1889. This issue, we explore how tensions within Canada shaped the country’s identity

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J On the cover

24 THE BIG QUESTION

Has terrorism ever achieved its aims? J

With recent attacks providing a sobering reminder of the impact of global terror, seven experts explore its historical legacy 32 Canada: strong and free? J

BY MARGARET CONRAD On the 150th anniversary of confederation, we look at the factors behind the success of the vast former British colony – and the conflicts and controversies of its history

64 Africa – the secret history J

BY ZEINAB BADAWI The producer of a new BBC series on why the continent’s ancient past was forgotten 70 The Amazon e￿ect: from myth to movie J

BY JOHN MAN How a band of legendary warrior women inspired generations of fighters and feminists 78 Maori art: Designs for life BY KELVIN DAY The history and culture of New Zealand’s indigenous Polynesian people, in ten objects

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