Review: ‘The Everlasting Wave’ by Xavier Omär

Review: ‘The Everlasting Wave’ by Xavier Omär

I listen to music a lot during the course of my day. Its not unusual to find me blasting music in the morning whilst I'm getting ready for work, or bopping in the car during my hour-long commute to work and I definitely have a variety of playlists for when I go to the gym. [...]

Ghana life pre-independence…

Ghana life pre-independence…

Occasionally, I come across something really special. A few weeks ago, The Guardian published a series of pictures on their website, commemorating Ghana's Independence (March 6, 2017). Apart from the infrequent trip to the national archives, its rare for me for find pictures of ordinary life pre-independence. Finding these made my day. Source

“Capturing Modern Africa” – Agility Africa 2017 Photo Competition

“Capturing Modern Africa” – Agility Africa 2017 Photo Competition

I just came across an exciting opportunity for photographers based across Africa. Agility are hosting a continent wide photo competition and are specifically searching for images that highlight "today's vibrant, modern African reality". Winners can win up to $4,000.00 in three categories: industry, technology and cities. For more details about how to enter this competition [...]

TED: What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure

TED: What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure

Why do girls feel empowered to engage in sexual activity but not to enjoy it? For three years, author Peggy Orenstein interviewed girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes toward and experiences of sex. She discusses the pleasure that's largely missing from their sexual encounters and calls on us to close the "orgasm gap" [...]

A favourite poem…

A favourite poem…

Invictus by William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me,       Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be       For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance       I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance       My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond [...]

Paul Sika and digital storytelling…

Paul Sika and digital storytelling…

The work of Ivorian digital artist and storyteller, Paul Sika, is as thought provoking as it is captivating. I especially love the extreme visual quality of his images, which, for me, entices me to engage with every single detail of each image. There is serious beauty in the rawness of his work. The more I [...]

The books every young writer should read, according to Ernest Hemingway

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway. The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not." Samuelson admired the story so much that he traveled from [...]