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Chronicling the African Renaissance

Pride Issue

Pride Issue
3 years ago

Pride Issue

By  •  Pride Issue

Dear Readers,

This is AYIBA’s fourth issue and closes out our first year of publication!

This issue is a collection of stories that celebrate the richness, uniqueness, dynamism and complexity …
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Yagazie Emezi: A proud Aba girl
3 years ago

Yagazie Emezi: A proud Aba girl

Yagazie Emezi is a popular blogger, artist, and all around creative with a passion for African preservation. She is known for her opinionated, and sometimes controversial, YouTube videos, …
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Snapshot: Eternity Bound Photography
3 years ago

Snapshot: Eternity Bound Photography

The Snapshot Series profiles young photographers and gives readers a glimpse into the mind behind the lens.

My name is Ifeyinwa Arinze, and Eternity Bound Photography is my creative outlet. I am …
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Zobo Drink
3 years ago

Zobo Drink

Zobo drink also known as  roselle juice, sorrel drink, or bissap is made from dried hibiscus flowers. It is widely consumed in West Africa, the Caribbean, and parts of Asia.


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Proudly African: Lesotho by Relebohile Phoofolo
3 years ago

Proudly African: Lesotho by Relebohile Phoofolo

To think of all the reasons to be proud of Lesotho or a proud Mosotho will not fill the pages of telephone books, but I would not have …
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What’s Up Africa: An interview with Ikenna Azuike
3 years ago

What’s Up Africa: An interview with Ikenna Azuike

Ikenna Azuike is the quintessential African Renaissance man. After abandoning a high-flying career as a lawyer, Ikenna followed his passion for comedy and created the highly acclaimed, hilarious …
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Through her eyes: A short story by Emmanuella Udom
3 years ago

Through her eyes: A short story by Emmanuella Udom

The air was thin, but the fluorescent light was bright.

“Hand me those earrings,” she said, without looking away from the mirror that reflected her gentle …
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A good novel shouldn’t have a point: A review of Teju Cole’s Open City
3 years ago

A good novel shouldn’t have a point: A review of Teju Cole’s Open City

Although Open City is his first novel, Teju Cole is no stranger to the world. Undoubtedly a multitalented artist, he regularly contributes to The New Yorker and the …
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A Personal Shopper’s Guide to Holiday Style
3 years ago

A Personal Shopper’s Guide to Holiday Style

As someone who loves shopping, but can’t always afford to do so, I came up with the idea of being a Personal Shopper. I saw it as a …
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Love and Pride in the Face of Faults: A Review of Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go
3 years ago

Love and Pride in the Face of Faults: A Review of Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go

It was James Baldwin that once said “I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to …
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