There are moments when being the owner of a struggling African agricultural startup can get overwhelming and it is all I can do to quit and run for the hills. Then there are the moments when I feel like a King of the Hill and my chest fills with pride. The latter moment occurs right […]

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Amini Kajunju, President and CEO of the Africa-America Institute has an op-ed and interview on CNN about the potential of Africa’s Diaspora. Lastly, diasporans can bring their talent, energy, skills and technological know-how to furthering economic progress in Africa. Many Africans in the diaspora want to eventually go back home after living abroad. However, one […]

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Ann Daramola – An Open Letter To African Writers, Artists and Creators of the 21st Century: There is, however, a fundamental problem with striving to ‘rebrand Africa’. For the sake of this argument, in a contemporary context, we take branding to mean the set of stories that describes the problems an institution, organization, or individual solves, […]

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Spectra at the Spectra Speaks blog went on a very effervescent rant yesterday over the whole Mindy Budgor debacle. I love this bit, because it resonates with my thinking on the topic of agency, cultural appropriation and representative voice: As much as this entire Massai White Woman Warrior scenario maddens me – to the core – […]

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I have a problem. I have no idea how to describe who I am. No, it’s not like I fell and hit my head and woke up to find out that I have no recollection of my life. Rather it is more of a deeper existential identity crisis. I know the things I have done. […]

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