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As Black Africans in the Western world contend with everyday racial discrimination and abuse, their lookalikes in some parts of Africa suffer the same kind of malevolence in the hands of fellow afro-Arabs Africans. Often times we hear of harrowing tales of Black Africans being discriminated against and called all […]

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Last week, Kenyan based Pan-Afrikan writers’ collective Jalada Africa published the short story, Ituĩka Rĩa Mũrũngarũ: Kana Kĩrĩa Gĩtũmaga Andũ Mathiĩ Marũngiĩ, (translated The Upright Revolution: Or, Why Humans Walk Upright) by popular Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thing’o into over 30 languages, making it the single most translated Afrikan short […]

Sankofa is an Akan (West African) word made up of three parts: san (“return”), ko (“go back”), and fa (“fetch/retrieve”). It is a symbol and principle that serves to remind us that the past is a “resource” and not merely a “reference.” Different Interpretation It is ripe with meaning for […]