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Chronicling the African Renaissance

Afropolitan Diary

An Ayiba original series for the African cosmopolitan

My Afropolitan Diary: Marvellous Iheukwumere
2 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
3 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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