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Recovering Black History at Cambridge: The Black Cantabs Project
2 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

Art as Questioning: A Conversation with Poet JJ Bola
2 years ago

Art as Questioning: A Conversation with Poet JJ Bola

JJ Bola is a writer and educator who was born in Kinshasa, and lives in London. He has published three poetry collections entitled Elevate, Daughters of the Sun
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What Goes Around Comes Around with Karma Cola
3 years ago

What Goes Around Comes Around with Karma Cola

Seeking to improve opportunities and livelihoods for small-scale producers across the world, fair trade is a global movement that provides farmers with better wages and decent working conditions. …
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NEW: Opportunities for Young Africans
3 years ago

NEW: Opportunities for Young Africans

Ayiba Magazine, in collaboration with Opportunity Desk brings you new opportunities for young Africans.

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the …
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Opportunities for Young Africans (06/16/15)
4 years ago

Opportunities for Young Africans (06/16/15)

We are partnered with the Opportunity Desk to bring your attention to conferences, fellowships, competitions, scholarship and funding opportunities all year long.

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What’s Up Africa: An interview with Ikenna Azuike
5 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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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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