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Three Weeks in Naija

Three Weeks in Naija
When I took my husband’s hand in marriage four years ago, my in-laws gave me the name “Ijeoma” which means “beautiful journey.” Thus far, the moniker has been quite fitting as each day has truly been a voyage into gaining a deeper knowledge of the black experience beyond the…

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Diasporan Trying to Find a Way Home

Diasporan Trying to Find a Way Home
Almost half my life has been spent in Europe. 19 years and counting. How did all those years pass by so quick? I remember stepping off the plane excited at my new adventure. 19 years old, eager to escape the mundane life of living with mum and dad. My life…

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Challenges of a Kenyan Cameraman

Challenges of a Kenyan Cameraman
I have been freelancing for different International media house in Kenya. This is due to the positioning, most international media companies prefer.  In the words of the White Stripes, “Everyone has a story to tell” and this is mine. Well some of it anyway.  The journey of being…

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View from the Outside

View from the Outside
My voice has always been the voice of the outsider. The African security specialist, who was not African. The British Royal Navy Reserve Officer who was born in the Caribbean. The lone woman running a company training special forces and policemen who had strong views about women and the…

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Gele Rising

Gele Rising
To tie my own gele is to do the impossible and from talking to other women I’m not alone. Yet each time I go out to Nigerian parties and events, I see so many beautifully tied geles that make me feel like we don’t live in the same…

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Once Upon a Time in Rwanda

Once Upon a Time in Rwanda
Once upon a time an apprehensive couple arrived in Kigali on a cold morning in December 2009. It was love at first sight and since then there was no looking back for them. This is their story. Sipping a hot cup of the finest Rwandan coffee, I pen my…

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