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Chronicling the African Renaissance

About Edem Torkornoo

Edem Torkornoo is Ayiba's Social Media Manager. She is passionate about anything related to Africa’s economic development, technology, digital media, literature and babies! Edem also loves interviewing people because it allows her to ask as many questions as she wants without getting into trouble. When her nose is not buried in a book, you can find her scouring Twitter for cool people to interview for Ayiba.
Latest Posts | By Edem Torkornoo
Exploring philosophy through an African lens
5 years ago

Exploring philosophy through an African lens

Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire is a Ugandan writer, academic, lawyer, and founder of the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE). The center runs Writivism, a festival that seeks …
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Africa’s Digital Media Space: A conversation with Mark Kaigwa
5 years ago

Africa’s Digital Media Space: A conversation with Mark Kaigwa

Mark Kaigwa lives at the intersection of storytelling, technology and entrepreneurship. He is the founder of Nendo, a Nairobi based consultancy firm, focused on strategy and digital storytelling …
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Inside the Diaspora with Fatima Sesay
5 years ago

Inside the Diaspora with Fatima Sesay

Fatima Sesay is the host of SaharaTV’s Youtube show Inside the Diaspora with Fatima. The show covers any and all things that affect the African Diaspora community in …
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Shuffering and Shmiling : A review of Teju Cole’s Every Day is for the Thief
5 years ago

Shuffering and Shmiling : A review of Teju Cole’s Every Day is for the Thief

If you have ever had a Yahoo! address then chances are that you may have received an email from a Nigerian “business man” promising to sell you something if you …
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Start-Up Stories: Heel The World
6 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Heel The World

Fred Deegbe is the founder and CEO of the Ghanaian shoemaking social enterprise Heel the World (HTW). Fred, who describes himself as a shoemaker, graduated from Ashesi University with a …
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Pushing Past Passion: Sharms Hair & Makeup
6 years ago

Pushing Past Passion: Sharms Hair & Makeup

Sharmaine Oddoye is the Founder of Sharms Hair & Makeup, a makeup and beauty start-up that provides women with practical and useful beautify tips for everyday use. What …
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When a book feels too familiar: A review of Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah
6 years ago

When a book feels too familiar: A review of Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah

It’s 9 p.m. on a chilly fall evening. You are knackered from your four-hour shift at the library circulation desk and all you want to do is watch …
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