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Unveiling The Prodigal Daughter’s Meraki Collection

Prints, patterns, colour … action. African designers are lending their vibrant and bold pallets to runways and magazines around the globe. Zambian-born, Zimbabwean-raised, Australian-based designer, Phoebe...
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The State v Oscar Pistorius: Not Guilty Enough

“And earthly power doth then show likest God’s When mercy seasons justice.” – William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice Before Valentine’s Day 2013 the only way Oscar Pistorius made...
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Colour in Love: Race and Relationships

From 'Guess who's coming to dinner' to 'Scandal' and to real life, interracial relationships have somehow always managed to stir the proverbial pot.  Sifa Mtango-Zadarnowska tackles the grey, white, black...
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Go on, be a Feminist

I started my International Women’s Day this year watching the 2013 TEDx Talks video of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talking about feminism. If you haven’t watched it, please do (find it here –...
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Coming out of the Natural Hair Closet

Some call it a movement, some think of it as a personal journey. Maybe it’s just another trend, but for many it is a crucial matter of identity. Regardless of your perspective, there is no doubt that...
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Hark! Is it Christmas?

No matter what your age, it is difficult to remain immune to the magic in the air at Christmastime. However, it seems that the harder we work during the year, the less time we actually have to rest, enjoy and...
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The long walk to satisfaction

As a Tanzanian living in the diaspora, I am a champion of almost all things African. I find myself being defensive at times when non-Tanzanians criticise my beautiful, vibrant and resilient country. I am one...
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Am I black?

A recent dinner conversation, which included two of my southern African friends, revealed that until they each moved out of their home country, they had never considered themselves “black”. That revelation...