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Chronicling the African Renaissance

About Shayera Dark

Shayera Dark is a writer whose work has appeared on Ayiba, AFREADA, The Atlantic, True Africa, This is Africa, aKoma and She Leads Africa among others. She is currently working on her first novel.

Latest Posts | By Shayera Dark
Book Review: Stay With Me by Ayòbámi Adébáyò’s Baileys
6 months ago

Book Review: Stay With Me by Ayòbámi Adébáyò’s Baileys

Ayòbámi Adébáyò’s Baileys shortlisted, debut novel Stay With Me is an engaging story about the pressures childless, married couples encounter in contemporary Nigeria, a country where children—more than love—are deemed the …
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Nairobi to Kigali: An East African Safari
10 months ago

Nairobi to Kigali: An East African Safari

The minute the bus that was to ferry me from Nairobi to Kigali pulled up to the front of the bus station, my heart sank to my stomach. Too late …
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A Cycle of Racism, Violence & Retaliation in America
1 year ago

A Cycle of Racism, Violence & Retaliation in America

The trouble with violence is that it begets violence as evinced by the recent shooting of five Dallas policemen by Micah Johnson, an African-American man, following the killing …
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