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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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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#Elle101: Social Justice in Africa

Social Justice is a topic Robert Alai, a Kenyan blogger, internet entrepreneur and sometimes controversial cyber-activist, is very familiar with. How do we define social justice? What are the implications? And most importantly, why is it important for Africa? We covered it all on our Twitter Chat. We started by defining social justice and its […]

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#Elle101: Violence Against Women

Violence against women is an important topic all across the world. Staggering statistics such as those found in Uganda, show that as much as 7 in 10 women report experiencing some form of violence throughout their lives. On April 22 2016, Jacqueline Asiimwe, a Ugandan lawyer, poet, feminist and a strong advocate against gender based violence, agreed to […]

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Could You Imagine a World Without Bananas?

Article by Christelle Mekoh As a child in Cameroon, one of the things I loved most about growing up was the variety of fruits I was able to get, depending on the season. Rainy season meant juicy mangoes and guavas. Some fruits were only available in certain parts of the country while others, like apples, came from abroad. And […]

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A Curtsy To The Ladies

Article written by Evelyn Masaba I sat up the other morning and looked at my laptop trying to formalize the words to an article that I wanted to send to our editor to publish. I told myself “this time we can do it”. I couldn’t do it at all, but I did get to stare […]

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Bitterness – The Death of Our Empowerment

By Attiya Karodia I am a realist, forced into the ideology after being subjected to both the best and worst of the world we live in. I therefore am very honest about what I like and what I think can be better, but my negativity is always laced with a way forward, a way to […]

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