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If you like Warsan Shire, Here are 6 Other African Poets You Should Know
3 years ago

If you like Warsan Shire, Here are 6 Other African Poets You Should Know

Critically acclaimed Somali-British poet Warsan Shire is the continent’s best known contemporary poet. Winner of the first Brunel University African Poetry Prize, Shire’s work, “the unbearable weight of staying — …
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Ethiopian Diaspora Fellowship is Building Bridges between Home and Diaspora
3 years ago

Ethiopian Diaspora Fellowship is Building Bridges between Home and Diaspora

As Ethiopia grows to become the second largest population in Africa, Ethiopian-Americans are America’s second largest diaspora. While many first-generation diaspora develop connections to their ancestral homeland, the …
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One Woman’s Quest for Global Literacy: Wayetu Moore
4 years ago

One Woman’s Quest for Global Literacy: Wayetu Moore

Recognizing we need more diverse books, Liberian-American Wayetu Moore set out to give young children books featuring characters that look like them. Founded in 2011, One Moore Book …
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London’s 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
4 years ago

London’s 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

With thirty-seven exhibitors and works from over 150 contemporary African artists, this year’s edition of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair promises to be the biggest yet. Designed …
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Cultivating Africa’s Next Generation with Rachel Nyaradzo Adams
4 years ago

Cultivating Africa’s Next Generation with Rachel Nyaradzo Adams

With 200 million people between 15 and 24, Africa has the youngest population in the world. As the region rapidly develops, youth are critical to catalyzing future socioeconomic …
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A quest to Increase Global Consumption of Authentic Made-in-Africa Goods
4 years ago

A quest to Increase Global Consumption of Authentic Made-in-Africa Goods

I moved from Ghana to the United States when I was twelve years old. Being outside the continent was the first time I experienced the shame of being …
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Summer in Igboland
4 years ago

Summer in Igboland

Born in Nigeria, Ifeanyi Awachie is a photographer who moved to the US when she was at eighteen months old. In 2013, she returned to Nigeria to re-discover …
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Start-Up Stories: Jembere Eyewear
4 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Jembere Eyewear

After nearly a decade of designing eyewear, Abaynesh Jembere decided to live her dreams by launching her own line of sunglasses. Her brand, Jembere Eyewear, fuses Abaynesh’s passion …
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Drum Beat Journey: From the South Side to Senegal
4 years ago

Drum Beat Journey: From the South Side to Senegal

From buckets to sabars, drums build bridges across the diaspora. Drum Beat Journey is a new documentary following a group of young bucket drummers from South Side Chicago as they …
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Apply for She Leads Africa’s Pitch Competition
4 years ago

Apply for She Leads Africa’s Pitch Competition

She Leads Africa’s Entrepreneur Showcase is a platform that introduces the continent’s most promising female entrepreneurs to investors, accelerators, and mentors looking to invest in the next generation of …
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