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Chronicling the African Renaissance

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Experience Africa: Morocco by Mohini Ufeli
4 years ago

Experience Africa: Morocco by Mohini Ufeli

I believe we start on a path for a reason, and that in most cases, it’s because we’re meant to learn something. People often study abroad to immerse …
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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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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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The Hair Revolution!
5 years ago

The Hair Revolution!

Ideologies, thoughts, images, or ideas that keep us from knowing who we are, being who we are, or even being who we want to be, constitute the modern …
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My Africa Is: The Lagos Chronicles episode 1
5 years ago

My Africa Is: The Lagos Chronicles episode 1

Last night was the New York City premiere of the My Africa Is Series. My Africa Is aims to showcase a more balanced side of Africa through documentary film. …
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My Afropolitan Diary: Laura Asimeng
5 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 …
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My hijab is not oppressive, but your stereotypes are
5 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 …
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Studying Abroad in Ghana and Lessons on Pan-Africanism
5 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 …
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Witches of Gambaga: Women In Exile
5 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 …
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Skinny and African
5 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 …
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