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Chronicling the African Renaissance

Afropolitan Diary

An Ayiba original series for the African cosmopolitan

My Afropolitan Diary: Moroccan Life from an Ivorian Perspective
2 years ago

My Afropolitan Diary: Moroccan Life from an Ivorian Perspective

Why would an Ivorian like me choose to live in Morocco? It wasn’t my first choice, but my parents imposed it on me. Morocco has a university …
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My Afropolitan Diary: Mostafa Shahat
2 years ago

My Afropolitan Diary: Mostafa Shahat

When I first began travelling outside of Egypt, I called myself an Egyptian, which is normal since that’s the country I grew up in. I was defining …
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My Afropolitan Diary: Marvellous Iheukwumere
3 years ago

My Afropolitan Diary: Marvellous Iheukwumere

Hailing from Abia State, Nigeria, Marvellous Iheukwumere is a recent graduate of Columbia University. She is currently an Associate at the NBA, where she rotates through different …
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Go and Come: An Afropolitan’s Journey Home
3 years ago

Go and Come: An Afropolitan’s Journey Home

We arrived in Akpafu by late morning, having left Tema at half past five. According to my father, his hometown is only three hours from Accra. That’s a …
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My Afropolitan Diary: Jane Odartey
3 years ago

My Afropolitan Diary: Jane Odartey

Everyone was quick to say how wonderful America (Abrochi) was. Like me, most of these Ghanaians had never even been to Togo, but it didn’t prevent me from …
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My Afropolitan Diary: Sheba Anyanwu
3 years ago

My Afropolitan Diary: Sheba Anyanwu

Wherever You Go, There You Are 

In the beginning, there was a transition. In snake-like fashion, I shed my skin, worn off like an old cloak, the beginning …
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My Afropolitan Diary: Ifeanyi Awachie’s Summer in Igboland
4 years ago

My Afropolitan Diary: Ifeanyi Awachie’s Summer in Igboland

I am Ifeanyi Awachie, an English major at Yale University. I was born in Nigeria in 1992 and immigrated to the States with my parents in 1994. In …
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My Afropolitan Diary: Cokie Nanka
4 years ago

My Afropolitan Diary: Cokie Nanka

I have always described myself as an American national with an African ethos.  I was raised in a Liberian home, in the city of Philadelphia, which has a …
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My Afropolitan Diary: Laura Asimeng
4 years ago

My Afropolitan Diary: Laura Asimeng

As I type this, I find myself at my desk, guided by my fluorescent lamp as my standing fan soothes me into believing that the Ghanaian heat and …
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