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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Is Africa The Next Big Tech Hub?

Article by Christelle Mekoh How #Afrobytes is taking a stand, one byte at a time. From the internet, to smart phones, to drones, technology is emerging in Africa and has the potential of completely transforming the continent. But when was the last time you heard someone describing Africa using the words “growth”, “entrepreneurship”, “innovation”; and not […]

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Sophia Bekele: Connecting Africa, Inspiring Youth

By Divine Muragijimana It’s not everyday you meet a woman who just makes you want to become a better you. Even if you know you’re a hustler, there are people in your life that will just push you, by essentially being rock stars, to become a better and more excellent version of yourself. One of […]

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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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Johannesburg: In a New York State of Mind

By Attiya Karodia Existence is distinguished by seasons of evolution, not always forward, but ever-changing and though the concept is boasted mainly by the odd life-coach or ten, the theory of evolution in this regard for my continuously influenced being, applies to cities too. Every city, since the beginning of time has progressed, and regressed, […]

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Blame African Leaders Or …

Article is by C.J Npowa When I talk to most people in the diaspora about why they are so reluctant to return back home (wherever that is on the continent) and use their hard-earned intellect to contribute to rebuilding the continent one household at a time via entrepreneurship, the response is always that there is: […]

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Born Free and Inspiring – Zizipho Ndevu

By Attiya Karodia As a young woman growing up in a Free South Africa, I’ve learned that the word ‘free’ is often subject to circumstance, and that the word ‘young’ is only a matter of the inner youth you possess. But being a woman is something that is given to you without warning, and you cannot negotiate […]

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