Image
Chronicling the African Renaissance

Society & Culture

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 …
Read More

My hijab is not oppressive, but your stereotypes are
4 years ago

My hijab is not oppressive, but your stereotypes are

My hijab, to some non-Muslims, symbolizes oppression and lack of women’s voice and agency in the Islamic faith. These individuals feel it is incumbent upon them to free …
Read More

Studying Abroad in Ghana and Lessons on Pan-Africanism
4 years ago

Studying Abroad in Ghana and Lessons on Pan-Africanism

One time while I was studying in Accra, Ghana, I acquired some rather irritating bug bites. I went to the doctor to get some proper ointment to heal them. While …
Read More

Witches of Gambaga: Women In Exile
4 years ago

Witches of Gambaga: Women In Exile

In multiple African countries witchcraft is perceived with a negative connotation. Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Angola, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic all …
Read More

Skinny and African
4 years ago

Skinny and African

I was once told that I should stop trying to be white and embrace my Africanness. This was said to me by an Australian expatriate as I was …
Read More

Princess of China
5 years ago

Princess of China

I am African, Ghanaian to be precise. Now, I also identify as Chinese. Before you roll your eyes at how cliché this article already sounds, can I just explain? …
Read More

Afroklectic
5 years ago

Afroklectic

Gillean Opoku was born and raised in Sydney (Australia) to Ghanaian parents.  She works as a digital designer by day and by night she runs Afroklectic with the help of …
Read More

Experience Africa: Ghana by Jeremy Kwabena Ginsburg
5 years ago

Experience Africa: Ghana by Jeremy Kwabena Ginsburg

My name is Jeremy Ginsburg. I’m from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I go to school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I went to Ghana because I wanted to get a …
Read More

Kayode Oyibo’s year in Nigeria
5 years ago

Kayode Oyibo’s year in Nigeria

I am originally from Neenah, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I graduated in May with a degree in International Studies and African Studies. I studied abroad …
Read More

Experience Africa: Senegal by Ioana Georgescu
5 years ago

Experience Africa: Senegal by Ioana Georgescu

My name is Ioana Liane Georgescu, and I was born in Bucharest, Romania. I did my undergraduate studies in the U.S. I graduated from Mount Holyoke College, with …
Read More