I read this post on twitter about a fellow who moved back to Nigeria after studying and living in the UK for a number of years. It was in response to a twitter space conversation where Nigerians were discussing the various challenges they experience after moving back to Nigeria. The person referred to moving back…… Continue reading Is Africa Still Rising? Why Diasporans Care
One of my daily routines as I work from home is to stream my favourite Kenyan Radio Station – ‘Radio Jambo’. It’s my favourite radio station because it has everything – the reggae music that I love , news in Kiswahili, politics and current events, experts discussing different topics everyday, people calling in for advice,…… Continue reading Why would they go? The case of African domestic workers in the Gulf
Audio by Charity Maritim I’m at this soccer game, a final “football” match between team Congo vs team Nigeria to end the Manitoba African Cup of Nations tournament. Summer is slowly giving way to fall, so the weather is at that undecided phase with clouds intermittently covering the sun bringing a bit of chilliness. There’s…… Continue reading Diaspora, Resiliency, Ancestral Magic
Audio by Charity Maritim Last year, the gruesome murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked protests against anti-black racism in North America and many parts of the globe. It was such a heavy emotional time for many Black people. When we were preparing to go for a Black Lives Matter rally…… Continue reading Talking About Racism With Your Black Children in the Diaspora
‘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
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