Raifa Rafiq discusses her experiences of being sent to the UK by her parents in search of a better life Read More
Limit(less) – a queer African journey to self-love
Christina Fonthes speaks to photographer Mikael Owunna about his project to celebrate queer African identities Read More
Writing Africa in America, living between two worlds
by Samira Sawlani Over the years I have observed the many ways in which we diaspora folk stay connected to ‘back home.’ For some it is through cooking, for others it is music and dance. There are the hours spent trawling through the websites of local newspapers and days filled with the deliciousness of Skype… Read More
Top 15 recently published books by writers and poets from Sub-Saharan Africa
by Samira Sawlani As the festive season begins, so does the enjoyable and/or stressful task of choosing Christmas presents for loved ones. Fret not; be it for the book and poetry lovers in your life or a reward for yourself after all that shopping, here is a list of recently published fiction and poetry by… Read More
‘Selma’ finally liberates the political legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Montré Aza Missouri On the night of the 2015 Golden Globe Awards in which critically acclaimed Selma directed by African American filmmaker Ava DuVernay and staring Nigerian-British actor David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. managed to walk away with only one award, despite nominations in several categories including Best Director and Best Actor, I… Read More
Do They Know New Africa At All?
by David Wood I always ask myself a couple of questions before starting this column. One is whether l can write an incisive, perceptive, eloquent yet occasionally witty piece about a contemporary issue without invoking Diane Abbott’s ‘divide and rule’ maxim and making negative observations about fellow members of our African diaspora. Apart from UKIP’s… Read More
Africa Fashion Remixed
by Angela Inniss As a fashion enthusiast, not even a long day at work or the rain was going to stop me from attending Europe’s biggest event for African fashion: Africa Fashion Week London! #AFWL. AFWL provides a platform for established, and up and coming African/African inspired designers, models and industry entrepreneurs to showcase their… Read More
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