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Chronicling the African Renaissance

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A New Take on Globetrotting: Ma’Ati
2 years ago

A New Take on Globetrotting: Ma’Ati

In ancient Egyptian lore, the goddess Ma’At is a deity presiding over the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities. Inspired by the tale of …
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NEW: Opportunities for Africans
2 years ago

NEW: Opportunities for Africans

In conjunction with Opportunity Desk, Ayiba brings you new opportunities for Africans.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship to Study at University of Cambridge (Fully-Funded)

Deadline: December …
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Becoming Safia Elhillo: Wordsmith on the Rise
2 years ago

Becoming Safia Elhillo: Wordsmith on the Rise

Sudanese-American wordsmith Safia Elhillo takes audiences on a journey of lost and found with her poems. Through her poetic prowess, Safia has enraptured international audiences while sharing the …
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The emergence of snail farming in East Africa
2 years ago

The emergence of snail farming in East Africa

Snail is a relatively unheard of delicacy in East Africa, and especially in Kenya, a vast difference from West African countries where snails are a common sight on …
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My Father is a Nigerian Village Man
2 years ago

My Father is a Nigerian Village Man

“You know if anything happens, Lagos isn’t really your home, you have to go back to the village,” he would say seriously, as we merged onto the …
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Fashion and Culture in America’s “Most African City”
2 years ago

Fashion and Culture in America’s “Most African City”

Fierce, fresh, fly. These are some of the words that come to mind when describing Denisio Truitt and Mwende Katwiwa’s new blog “Noirlinians.” The self-described “AfroFashion blog” is …
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Summer in Igboland
2 years ago

Summer in Igboland

Born in Nigeria, Ifeanyi Awachie is a photographer who moved to the US when she was at eighteen months old. In 2013, she returned to Nigeria to re-discover …
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On Taylor Swift’s Colonial Era Fantasy “Wildest Dreams”
2 years ago

On Taylor Swift’s Colonial Era Fantasy “Wildest Dreams”

Can someone get Taylor Swift a textbook on cultural sensitivity? When Twitter and culture critics across the country recently schooled the superstar on the meaning of intersectional feminism, …
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Afropunk & Chale Wote: Celebrations of Black Creativity
2 years ago

Afropunk & Chale Wote: Celebrations of Black Creativity

Last weekend in Brooklyn and in Accra, students and activists, fashion designers and artists, musicians and writers gathered to celebrate black creativity.

In Brooklyn, Afropunk, a …
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Goodbye to the Girl I Once Was: A Placeholder
2 years ago

Goodbye to the Girl I Once Was: A Placeholder

“We weren’t dating, I was just a placeholder,” I say confidently, holding the mug to my lips, slit-like eyes watching you across the table, sipping coffee, my …
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