Lessons From My Early Twenties

By Lulu Akaki As a child, the twenties seemed to be the ideal age range, a bridge between being an adult and somehow still getting away with a few immature stunts. I always thought that by the time I turned 25, I would have life all figured out… confident that a job, a husband, a […]

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Book Review: Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

By Reem Gaafar Americanah I have recently discovered Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s writing: first, through her novel: ‘Half of a Yellow Sun‘, and then her feminist manifesto in a Facebook post last year, which I found to be genuinely interesting and well thought out.  Following these literary encounters, I decided that Adichie would be the next […]

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Religion And The African Woman

By Felly Oyuga In my opinion, there is no greater hindrance to the growth and development of the African woman like religion.  Before you get excited or call me a heathen, let me make it clear that I have nothing against God.  It is the custodians of ‘God’s perfect ways’ that I may not agree […]

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Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim

By Reem Gaafar Ask any Sudanese or any African person about leading Sudanese women figures of the 20th century, and among the first mentioned names will most certainly be Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim. Born in 1933 in Khartoum to an educated family, Fatima is known for organizing the first successful strike in a girls’ elementary school, […]

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Stuffed Butternut Squash

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  • Aug 10, 2017
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By Pholosho Matondolo Stuff it all up with goodies and “Walla dinner is served”!! I love cooking for my husband, because he makes life so easy when one wants to explore with different ingredients and food. He mostly goes with the flow, what the wife feels like cooking and serving he welcomes and enjoys it […]

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Dear John

I miss you every single day. I see you in every stranger that I meet. I feel you in every song, the lyrics remind me of our conversations. Sometimes I stop at your scent, with hopes of seeing you. There are days when it’s easier, and those days I tell myself that you are better […]

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Rest Well Chester

By Gloria Mari There’s a lot to be said about music. It moves us. It invigorates us. It makes us think. It makes us feel. We breathe, live, laugh, love and dance around it. We turn to music when we feel a certain way. We pay attention to this lyrical poetry when we want a […]

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