To Be, Or Not To Be?

By Grace Ancillar “Don’t be surprised if I show up on your door with a baby in one hand and a suitcase in another,” I told my mother one windy August morning, because I was that modern African woman. Her jaw hit the floor. I watched her swallow her saliva and avoid eye contact with […]

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Wear Your Big Girl Panties

By Felly Oyuga I am going through my Whatsapp and come across a post in one of our groups.  The post is about a woman who posted on Facebook that her husband watches porn with their six-year-old son. She then claims to cry about it daily. Everyone’s typical reaction is rage against the husband. Understandably. […]

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L’Africaine à l’Occident Face aux Attentes d’un Monde Hypocrite

By Naide Obiang Elle ouvre les yeux à… Un monde qui cherche toujours à la manipuler, comme un pion à un jeu de Ludo. Une société qui insiste à vouloir l’immortaliser en statue de plaisir. Une communauté qui ne cesse à vouloir amoindrir sa valeur. Et toute une famille qui espère profiter d’elle.   Tous […]

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The 21st Century African Woman

By Josephine Amoako Societal expectations within the African culture are both the best and worst thing that happened to the African woman of today.  They both spur her on and hold her back. She is told the sky is only the beginning, that she can go as far as she desires and in her bid […]

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Spreading Love And Flowers To My Sisters

It is 2:00 am and I am wide awake. I put on my unkempt hair in a messy bun, switch on the lamp, take my writing book, and start scribbling. I can hear the grandfather’s clock ticking and I know that I am the only awake nocturnal being in a household full of sleepy heads. I started writing […]

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A letter to Baba Opembe

  • by Teakisi
  • Sep 13, 2017
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Dear Baba Opembe, I have wanted for so long to write to you a letter. To tell you how my new home is not home without you. But is home anything so physical? I think home is where you are. When you are with me, I feel at home and I am more true to […]

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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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I Love You

I love you. I love you because you are me. I love you because there will never be another you and you are amazing as you are. I love you, each part of you. As you find yourself outside the bra, I think you are fine, really fine. Just learn to stick a little bit […]

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Show Me Something Else!

By Ariane Kamdoum I don’t know if you are aware of this but the entertainment industry in Africa is going through a massive stage of growth. Be it movies, music, sitcoms or TV-shows, the continent is going forward and holding its head proudly up as it should be. Kudos to the Nigerian entertainment industry. I’ve […]

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Tale Of The African Woman

She was born prepared. Prepared for marriage.  She was conceived, born, weaned, raised for one purpose:  marriage. It might not look like it in this day and age, with many parents now sending their girls to school, but when it comes down to it, for many, it all still boils down to marriage. She needs […]

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