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Mama Africa Issue
6 years ago

Mama Africa Issue

The cover of the Mama Africa issue represents the beauty, poise and strength of the African woman. This issue explores the Evolution of the African Woman through articles, …
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From Pre-Med to Fashion Design: The Courage to Follow Our Dreams
6 years ago

From Pre-Med to Fashion Design: The Courage to Follow Our Dreams

At times following our passions can be difficult when we are raised in African households and we succumb to societal and familial expectations. Recently, I have noticed that …
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The Hair Revolution!
6 years ago

The Hair Revolution!

Ideologies, thoughts, images, or ideas that keep us from knowing who we are, being who we are, or even being who we want to be, constitute the modern …
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Artist Spotlight: Kaline
6 years ago

Artist Spotlight: Kaline

Kaline Akinkugbe is a classically trained pianist, singer, songwriter, and aspiring film composer. At the foundation of all her musicianship is soul music. As a child, her mother …
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Poetry: The Practice
6 years ago

Poetry: The Practice

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The mere mention of it Is enough to evoke An intertwined and raw emotion Championed by excruciating pain and fear Knees tremble And, legs shut close In pursuit …
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My hijab is not oppressive, but your stereotypes are
6 years ago

My hijab is not oppressive, but your stereotypes are

My hijab, to some non-Muslims, symbolizes oppression and lack of women’s voice and agency in the Islamic faith. These individuals feel it is incumbent upon them to free …
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Studying Abroad in Ghana and Lessons on Pan-Africanism
6 years ago

Studying Abroad in Ghana and Lessons on Pan-Africanism

One time while I was studying in Accra, Ghana, I acquired some rather irritating bug bites. I went to the doctor to get some proper ointment to heal them. While …
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Witches of Gambaga: Women In Exile
6 years ago

Witches of Gambaga: Women In Exile

In multiple African countries witchcraft is perceived with a negative connotation. Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Angola, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic all …
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The Tease
6 years ago

The Tease

His heart was delivering its own show. The music segment hadn’t even started, but the constant thumping coming from his chest could have fooled him. He was going …
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Skinny and African
6 years ago

Skinny and African

I was once told that I should stop trying to be white and embrace my Africanness. This was said to me by an Australian expatriate as I was …
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