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The Journey of a Fanm Djanm: An Interview with Paola Mathe
5 years ago

The Journey of a Fanm Djanm: An Interview with Paola Mathe

Paola Mathe is many things, but she certainly isn’t boring. This lifestyle blogger, photographer, writer, and hospitality professional likes to keep people guessing. Her unique, vibrant style has …
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African Feminism is Real
5 years ago

African Feminism is Real

“Naming oneself as a woman, in societies and traditions which have always named us as somebody’s mother, wife, or daughter, in both the public and private, makes …
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Kanja: The African King
5 years ago

Kanja: The African King

Kanja (aka the Afrikan King) is determined to make 2014 his year. While Nigerians and Ghanaians tend to dominate the African music charts, this UK-born Kenyan singer is …
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Renaissance Issue
6 years ago

Renaissance Issue

This issue was inspired by new ideas and innovative people! The Renaissance Issue is filled with interviews and articles about young people who are inspiring evolution, growth, and …
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Learning from Dystopian Novels: A Review of Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death
6 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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Zobo Drink
6 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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Spotlight: Osekre and the Lucky Bastards
6 years ago

Spotlight: Osekre and the Lucky Bastards

Ayiba contributing writer, Seyiram Torkornoo, met up with rising rock star Osekre to chat about his band Osekre and the Lucky Bastards, as well as the popular, Aputumpu Music Festival …
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ZimboKitchen: Dried Kariba Bream Stew
6 years ago

ZimboKitchen: Dried Kariba Bream Stew

Dried Kariba bream is a proud Zimbabwean produce. It is very salty so it’s important to make sure that you soak the fish for quite a bit in …
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My Afropolitan Diary: Cokie Nanka
6 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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When a book feels too familiar: A review of Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah
6 years ago

When a book feels too familiar: A review of Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah

It’s 9 p.m. on a chilly fall evening. You are knackered from your four-hour shift at the library circulation desk and all you want to do is watch …
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