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Tsehai Publishers: beacon for African knowledge & storytelling
3 years ago

Tsehai Publishers: beacon for African knowledge & storytelling

Now more than ever knowledge, information, and what we hold to be true have become so malleable by media and historical truths. Most times, our identities are shaped …
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Historic Opening of NMAAHC Inspires Celebration of Africans Worldwide
3 years ago

Historic Opening of NMAAHC Inspires Celebration of Africans Worldwide

Washington, DC celebrated the opening of The National Museum of African American History & Culture on September 24, 2016 with notable singers, musicians, actors, and celebrities. Its long-awaited …
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Recovering Black History at Cambridge: The Black Cantabs Project
3 years ago

Recovering Black History at Cambridge: The Black Cantabs Project

Within their halls, the thirty-one colleges at the University of Cambridge contain portraits, sculptures, and texts memorializing notable Cantabs. Among these, however, alumni of African descent are markedly absent. Launched in October 2015, the Black Cantabs Project is combing the archives and rewriting Black alumni into the history of this centuries-old institution. Ayiba’s Debbie Onuoha spoke to the project’s co-founders about recovering the often lost or forgotten stories of Cambridge’s Black graduates, from 1849 to the present.

Njoki Wamai is a final-year Kenyan PhD student reading politics at Queen’s College and Nnenda Chinda is a Nigerian-Italian who recently graduated with a BA in classics from Downing College. Read More

The History of Henna in West Africa
3 years ago

The History of Henna in West Africa

Henna has been a part of West African culture for at least a thousand years. While it is likely that henna has been growing in North Africa as early as …
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