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Chronicling the African Renaissance

Ayiba Magazine

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Learning from Dystopian Novels: A Review of Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death
3 years ago

Learning from Dystopian Novels: A Review of Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor is a frightening novel, frightening in the way that novels like Animal Farm by George Orwell have lingered in my mind with …
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The Evolution of Lagos from the Eyes of a Surulere ‘Gal’
3 years ago

The Evolution of Lagos from the Eyes of a Surulere ‘Gal’

Growing up in Surulere, Lagos in the ’80s, was an experience that I don’t think I would have had any other way. There was just something about being …
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Pride Issue
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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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