Happy New Year everyone! Yes, I know we’re almost into mid February but as a Kenyan I will honour our custom of wishing people a happy new year until June. I still feel like we’re in 2020 since my city has been under lockdown measures for over two months and we never had celebrations to…… Continue reading 5 Books by African Authors to read during lockdown
‘Africa in our soul, watch how our culture glows’ – that’s the first statement on C. Nichole’s Children Book called The Reign: Africa. In this colourfully illustrated book, C. Nichole highlights various continental ethnic groups from different corners of Africa. The book is published by Pan African Publishing House, which aims to amplify authors of…… Continue reading The Reign: Africa – A Children’s Book by C.Nichole
Audio by Charity Maritim Many times when I look at the stats of my blog, I always see that the most recent visitors on my website are mainly looking at one blog post in particular. The post is ‘The African Diaspora Dilemma – Move Back or Stay Abroad’. I had a conversation regarding this topic…… Continue reading Why Move to the Diaspora? Here are 10 reasons for Canada.
Audio by : Charity Maritim I’m sure many of you remember a time when your expectations of life abroad were shattered. When reality hit you hard and you quickly realized that everything is not all that you expected. In order to keep up, you quickly had to come to terms with a new reality and…… Continue reading Book Talk: ‘Chasing Wind: From Africa to America in Search of a Dream’ by Mercy Nduati
Audio by : Corazon Chiri Maritim In the past couple weeks, I joined the Adopt a Family initiative to remotely support Moses Omondi and his dedicated team of volunteers from the Kibera Community Emergency Response Team (KCERT) who have been working tirelessly to raise funds to be able to support families living in Kibera, Kenya.…… Continue reading Celebrating Milestones of the ‘Adopt a Family’ Initiative
Audio by: Yvonne ‘Betty’ Cheruiyot If there is one thing I would like to thank our colonizers for, is their introduction of tea to Kenya from India. If I had a dollar for every cup of tea I have drank in my lifetime, I would own a penthouse in the Burj Khalifa. I need to…… Continue reading Bring Me My Tea – My Obsession With Chai
It’s 11:00 pm central time on Wednesday night and I’m fighting off sleep to have a scheduled WhatsApp call with Moses Omondi. The time in Nairobi is 7:00 am on Thursday morning April 16th and heavy rains from the night continue to batter on the city famously known as the ‘green city under the sun’.…… Continue reading ‘Adopt a Family’ Initiative brings hope to Kenya’s biggest slum amidst COVID -19
I’m in the middle of reading a book – Behold the Dreamers – a novel by Imbolo Mbue that contrasts an immigrant family from Cameroon and their wealthy American employers living in New York around the financial crisis of 2008. The Cameroonian family is dealing with complex immigration laws, finding employment, low income whilst sending…… Continue reading Children of the diaspora: longing for home
December 1st is world AIDS day – a day marked across the globe to spread awareness of HIV/AIDS. Whenever I told people about my research project while I was doing my masters, I was met with great surprise. My thesis explored HIV treatment outcomes among immigrants and refugees living with HIV here in Manitoba, Canada.…… Continue reading 5 things I learned from my research on HIV among immigrants
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