It’s The End

By Joan Semanda.   “It’s The End.” Stella looked into Rob’s eyes as she told him, in not so many words, that their five year marriage had come to an end. She still loved him. She still cared for him. She felt like her guts were being wrenched from her body, but she knew that […]

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Colorism: The Light Skin Paradox

Article by Fatoumanta B. Diallo I recently watched some excerpts from “Light Girls”, a documentary on the Oprah Winfrey Network about the colorism that exists among African-Americans in the United States. This time, though, it was presented from the perspective of light skinned women and girls who face criticism and discrimination from members of the Black […]

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Kiss Your Annoying Monthly Visitor Goodbye!

By Angela Semanda.   Hello ladies! What if I told you there was a solution to your monthly menstrual challenges that lasted for up for up to 10 years, was affordable and eco-friendly? Yes, I know, sounds to good to be true; but it exists. The menstrual cup, also referred to as the Ruby Cup, is […]

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Africa Writes At Bahati Books

Here at ElleAfrique we believe in an African voice, telling our own stories and empowering our own people, especially our women. Oftentimes, literary voices from the continent go largely unnoticed – lack of publishing infrastructure, funding and interest contribute to the shortage of African-centered stories. Despite the existence of talented writers from all over the continent, […]

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Quels Mots Gardes-tu Dans Ta Boite à Bijoux?

By Aline Tou Ma grand-mère paternelle, qui a eu de nombreuses filles et petites filles, a appris à celles qu’elle put voir grandir, une leçon importante. Elle disait à chacune, qu’elle devait chercher à posséder le plus possible de bijoux en or, pour qu’en cas de coup dur, elle puisse les vendre rapidement où qu’elle […]

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Adulterous Husbands Want The Good Girls Too

By Mahbuba Matovu It’s a public holiday and school is cancelled, so I decide to spend the day updating my blog. The mood is perfect. It’s only 1 pm but it’s raining like crazy with dark clouds dominating the skies. I cozy up in my lady-cave with dim lamp-shade lighting while timeless hits from Jazmine […]

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I Travel Because

By Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron Traveling was instilled in me during childhood: whether it was a summer in Kenya, a weekend trip into the countryside of Burundi, or a road trip to the nearest town to enjoy an afternoon by the lake, my Mother made sure that we traveled and ventured out. That love for traveling and […]

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What Is Your Number?

By Florentina Twongyere Months ago while my girlfriend Joan and I were having one of our weekly breakfasts at my place she regaled me with a narrative of her love life (she’s single and mingling at the moment). Over coffee and hot cross buns I probed about how dating was going, to which she snorted […]

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