Africa Is Not A Prop | We Can All Do Better

There is a conversation buzzing around, a larger conversation that ought to be had but keeps circling the periphery, it is one about the ethics of being a tourist anywhere, but especially in Africa.  A propriety that is expected from travellers; how to behave when travelling outside of your norm. There is an expectation on…

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Shithole Countries, The West & The Media

In a bipartisan meeting about immigration policy in the White House, donald trump asked why the United States allows immigrants from “all these shithole countries”, (in reference to African countries and Haiti) instead of immigrants from countries like Norway. Basically, immigrants from predominantly white countries are preferable to those from predominantly Black countries in his…

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I Am My Hair

From the age of five to about thirteen, just before I left for boarding school, every Saturday or Sunday, mostly Sunday because I am the last minute child, I would go to the market with my sisters to get my hair done for school the coming week. Braided or threaded, it was a weekly ritual, and most…

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Vagabond; Lagos- Heart and Soul

Lagos. There is no place like Lagos. Until May of this year I hadn’t been back home for too long a time, so I’d forgotten how hectic and hot it can be. Compared to the laid-back pace of everyday life in London, Lagos is a shock to the system, a rude jolt that hits you the minute…

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