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Homebound Issue

Homebound Issue
4 years ago

Homebound Issue

The idea for the Homebound Issue came from my own personal experience of moving back to Nigeria after years abroad. The process of relocating can be a difficult …
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Spotlight: Osekre and the Lucky Bastards
4 years ago

Spotlight: Osekre and the Lucky Bastards

Ayiba contributing writer, Seyiram Torkornoo, met up with rising rock star Osekre to chat about his band Osekre and the Lucky Bastards, as well as the popular, Aputumpu Music Festival …
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ZimboKitchen: Dried Kariba Bream Stew
4 years ago

ZimboKitchen: Dried Kariba Bream Stew

Dried Kariba bream is a proud Zimbabwean produce. It is very salty so it’s important to make sure that you soak the fish for quite a bit in …
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Start-Up Stories: Zamsolar
4 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Zamsolar

Ayiba contributing writer, Akinyi Ochieng, interviewed Brian Waswani Odhiambo, a recent Yale graduate hoping to make his mark in Africa’s entrepreneurial market. Brian has worked across Africa, from …
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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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When a book feels too familiar: A review of Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah
4 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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This is Our Chance
4 years ago

This is Our Chance

As a Nigerian studying in the US, I have lost count of the number of times I have been asked the question, “So what comes next after your …
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Ikiré Jones: Bespoke Men’s Fashion
4 years ago

Ikiré Jones: Bespoke Men’s Fashion

From being named by Esquire magazine as one of the five “Best Dressed Real Men,” to a recent accolade from Philadelphia magazine as one of the “Most Fashionable …
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Start-Up Stories: Exposure Robotics Academy
4 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Exposure Robotics Academy

This is the first of several articles in Ayiba’s new series “Start-up Stories;” tales of business and entrepreneurship on the continent.

Ayiba Associate Editor, …
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My Tune
4 years ago

My Tune

I’m humming a consistent tune. It’s been on my mind for hours and I figure humming it will get it out. I’ve been at it …
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