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Chronicling the African Renaissance

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Dear African Abroad: Home is NOT Waiting For You
1 day ago

Dear African Abroad: Home is NOT Waiting For You

I first left my home country when I was a wide-eyed sixteen-year-old and headed off to a highly selective pre-University program in South Africa that selects …
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Time Redeems All Things: The Timeless Genius of Woman
3 weeks ago

Time Redeems All Things: The Timeless Genius of Woman

I enjoyed reading the book, “E=MC²: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation,” by David Bodanis. That’s the mass-energy equivalence formula propounded by Einstein.

Are Black Women also a Double Minority in Income Inequality?
1 month ago

Are Black Women also a Double Minority in Income Inequality?

On the face of it, it appears tenable that black women in America, who experience the intersectionality of marginalization by race and gender concern themselves with the wage gap by …
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Opinion: One Great Nigeria
2 months ago

Opinion: One Great Nigeria

People are rightly aggrieved in Nigeria. Many are. Not just Igbos. In fact most Igbos, who have been able to overcome the tragedy of and fallout from the Nigerian Civil …
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Africa’s Season of Famine?
2 months ago

Africa’s Season of Famine?

Since the beginning of the year news headlines have been threatening that famine is, once again, imminent in Africa. In February the United Nations formally declared famine in parts of …
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The Dark Side of Uber (in South Africa)
2 months ago

The Dark Side of Uber (in South Africa)

Uber has become a commonly-used verb in everyday language. It’s no longer strange when watching a series to hear someone explain that they “ubered” to arrive at their destination. This …
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Expat vs Immigrant: Almost Parisienne weighs in on the debate
3 months ago

Expat vs Immigrant: Almost Parisienne weighs in on the debate

On Ayiba’s recent European Tour, our founder met up with the YouTubers behind the channel Almost Parisienne for an Afropolitan Diary feature. As young women who chose to move to …
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Chimamanda Adichie and Trevor Noah walk on a stage…Watch what happens next
3 months ago

Chimamanda Adichie and Trevor Noah walk on a stage…Watch what happens next

If you missed this discussion on straddling multiple cultural identities between Nigerian-born National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Trevor Noah, the South African-born host of Comedy …
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Afrilanthropy: Why African philanthropy needs its own name
4 months ago

Afrilanthropy: Why African philanthropy needs its own name

The widely held understanding of philanthropy in Africa recognizes and presupposes the flow of resources, effort and generosity largely in one direction: from outside of Africa into Africa. For centuries …
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The Africans in Tudor England: Uncovering The Hidden History of The Blackamoores
4 months ago

The Africans in Tudor England: Uncovering The Hidden History of The Blackamoores

In April 2017 Narrative Eye will be presenting a series of events which aims to educate and inspire people to interact with the hidden yet fascinating history of England. The Blackamoores …
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