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The Dark Side of Uber (in South Africa)
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
6 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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Xenophobia in the “Rainbow Nation”
7 months ago

Xenophobia in the “Rainbow Nation”

South Africa has developed a history of xenophobic attacks. As a South African it pains me to say this but there can be no denying what has played out over …
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In Congo DRC, Goma Sings For Peace
8 months ago

In Congo DRC, Goma Sings For Peace

Amani Festival reunited more than 34,000 people in 3 days of music, dance, and culture to promote and demand peace in the still wounded North-Kivu region, east of the Democratic …
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South Africa’s youngest MP slays her first address
8 months ago

South Africa’s youngest MP slays her first address

The youngest Member of Parliament (MP) in South Africa, 24-year-old Hlomela Bucwa, took her turn to address the house for the first time on Tuesday. She delivered a contribution to …
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The poetic response to Trump’s #RefugeeBan
9 months ago

The poetic response to Trump’s #RefugeeBan

Warsan Shire, a Somali-born in Kenya and raised in London, has been writing about the refugee experience for years. She was thrust into the limelight when Beyonce featured her poems …
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Virgin [Hair] stories: The First Time
9 months ago

Virgin [Hair] stories: The First Time

It took me a while but one day, all of a sudden, I loved it. I loved seeing how resistant its curls brushed against my comb. Curls no, coils. Every …
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