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Nairobi, for Today

Nairobi, for Today
Picture by Charles NyihaI have had many homes. Homes that have been people, homes that have been dreams, others that have been vice, others that have been chapels, and others still, that have been Nairobi. I am sitting somewhere, watching Nairobi. There is a man waking up early…maybe in…

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Connectivity in Africa

Connectivity in Africa
The varied experiences of technology and connectivity across the continent speak clearly to the phrase ‘Africa is not a country.’ From Kenya to Nigeria, and from Egypt to South Africa, national infrastructure and the narratives that surround the digital space are often worlds apart. It is undeniable however,…

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Dutiful Son

Dutiful Son
There they stood, about to die for a religion they never chose. The thought wasn't a widely held one, in fact in the heat of the moment, in the face of the sharpened machetes, the snarling hate that was almost palpable under that implacable Northern heat; it was…

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 Unpacking the Yinmu Dialectic

 Unpacking the Yinmu Dialectic
Cynthia Asiegeme, by interrogating the whole idea of poverty and creativity, had presented a great paper on the shifting paradigms of feminity in Ibadan. By locating the story of Sade, a (female) tricycle rider in Ibadan, within the changing dynamics in certain workplaces, Cynthia's work investigates how women, in determined…

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