Climbing Hills in Heels

Article written by Likeleli M. Monyamane. This will be my last week serving my articles as a trainee accountant. I am getting signed off at the end of the month and as with an end of any great journey, I am forced to reflect back on the past three years of my life that I […]

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Your Twenties

“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates. “ – Thomas Szasz – Hungarian Psychiatrist and Academic I have recently been reading quite a few blogs and articles about living life in your twenties and also […]

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How To Improve Your Chances of Success

As I write this, I imagine myself making a confession.  After all what is the best way to introduce myself? My name is Divine, and I am a Burundian who is too optimistic for my own good. I am excited to be joining this amazing list of women who are contributing daily to this idea-and […]

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Lupita Nyong’o: A Shining Star

By Attiya Karodia Every now and again the world is awestruck by a person, and this time is no different. Lupita Nyong’o is not just worth mentioning because of her talent or merely her skin colour, but rather because of the barriers in the traditional concept of beauty that she is has proven to be […]

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Date Night…With Myself

By Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron About two years ago, I was all of a sudden single after a 10-plus-year relationship and had to learn to be with and by myself.  Weekends used to be the most difficult for me, especially when my son was away at his father’s for the weekend.  I would miss him tremendously, miss […]

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Pepper versus Spice: Defining Nigerian Cuisine

  • by Teakisi
  • Jan 18, 2014
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By Ozoz Sokoh I am determined that this introduction be done right. That from the get-go, we speak the same language – of Nigerian and African cuisine. With understanding. That in telling our stories, we build a new vocabulary and understand the old. That we discover the many dimensions of flavours and textures that our […]

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Who’s The Fairest Of Them All?

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  • Jan 13, 2014
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By Reem Gaafar Sudan is a melting pot of different nations, cultures and religions. There is no one ‘type’ of Sudanese, and no one can claim that the land belongs to them. Over the generations, there have been Nilotic Africans, Arabs, Turks, Moroccans, Egyptians, Greek, Coptic and others, so that Sudanese people today are a […]

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The Necklace

Article written by Ibtihal Ahmed. I missed my flight because of my golden necklace. I suddenly rose like a school girl who missed the bus to school. My neck felt light; I was accustomed to the heavy necklace which I took off because it was heavy on the façade of my soul. The prayer room […]

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Themes Give Meaning

By Vivienne Amijee Every dawn marks a new beginning, a new start and definitely new goals have to be achieved. 2014 is here with us, having a theme for the year that will summarize all you intend to achieve is very vital. Let this theme be on your vision board, on your fridge as a […]

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A Letter To My Addiction

  • by Teakisi
  • Jan 06, 2014
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By Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron I discovered you at the young age of sixteen.  Having watched you in my mother’s life, she seemed cool and always smiling with you, like she had no care in the world.  I would wait for her to go to work, steal one of you and act just like her.  You made me […]

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