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Becoming Vivian Onano: Translating Africa’s Vision into Reality
4 years ago

Becoming Vivian Onano: Translating Africa’s Vision into Reality

Growing up, Vivian Onano didn’t have it easy. Yet despite facing gender discrimination and poverty, Vivian was lucky enough to be awarded a scholarship to Starehe Girls, one …
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7 African designers to add to your wardrobe
4 years ago

7 African designers to add to your wardrobe

African fashion design has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Now in the mainstream, looks created by several African designers have become staples at …
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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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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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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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