• James Baldwin’s unfinished business


    Few writers’ words still resonate thirty years after their death, but James Baldwin was no ordinary writer. It’s believed that Baldwin died of cancer on 1 December 1987 aged 63

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  • Why it’s important for all creatives to tell ‘niche’ stories


    The ‘blogosphere’ can be all-consuming; as bloggers we’re told that consistency is key but sometimes I don’t have time to reflect on how my blog has evolved. A recent Twitter

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  • Will Ryan Coogler direct Black Panther 2?


    The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) machine roars on, with its latest release – Avengers: Infinity War, expected to be the biggest Marvel film ever. Many people (who are not Marvel

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  • Block Party Cinema kicks off with a focus on Brixton


    The last film I saw at the cinema was Black Panther and before that, it was Girls Trip in July 2017! I am into films, but there just hadn’t been

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  • What are we going to do about colourism?


    While colourism extends to many cultures, this post will focus on colourism within the black (of African descent) community That Tweet (and all the others that have come before it)

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  • Does there need to be a Vogue Africa?


    Lagos was the cradle of African fashion a few weeks ago, hosting 2 big fashion shows. Lagos Fashion Week Nigeria (23 – 25th March) Arise Fashion week 2018 (31 March

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    Dark Sugars Cocoa House


    Not just for chocolate lovers, Dark Sugars is a nice spot on the famous stretch of road, know as Brick Lane, East London. When I saw how Dark Sugars do

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  • Women Warriors: Why Yaa Asantewaa needs to be remembered in Women’s History Month


    Women History Month would not be complete without mentioning this Ghanaian heroine. When Queen Mother of Ejusi, Yaa Asantwaa fought against British colonisers she did it in boldness and not

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  • The African diaspora didn’t realise how much we needed #Wakanda until now


    “Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from the ships, because they knew death was better than bondage.” Yes…let it sink in again. I was in Ghana

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  • Eat of Eden – the Caribbean vegan eatery


    Should I be embarrassed to say I hadn’t heard of Veganuary until I saw the advertisement on the London Underground (subway) at the end of December 2017? Well I’ve admitted

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Women Warriors: Why Yaa Asantewaa needs to be remembered in Women’s History Month


Women History Month would not be complete without mentioning this Ghanaian heroine. When Queen Mother of Ejusi, Yaa Asantwaa fought against British colonisers she did it in boldness and not fear, with pride and not an inferiority complex. In 1900, a time without ‘womens movements’ and social media, Yaa Asantewaa was determined to fight for her people, for the Asante

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Book Review: Homegoing

homegoing, books, African, african diaspora

When I read the feature about Homegoing in Stylist magazine last year, I tore out the page as a reminder to get the book. I misplaced the page and months past… During a random clear out, the page floated down from my top shelf and in an act of spontaneity I went straight online and bought it! I think it

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