The Curl of my Culture

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Written by: Kendi Martina M’Mbijjewe

So lets talk about hair—specifically curly, gravity defying African hair.

At the surface hair is beauty, a personal statement of style: depending on my mood, and the weather, it could be braided, knotted, wrapped or afro bold. At its root, …

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The techno-age and evolving employment landscape

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Written by Kendi M’Mbijjewe

The employment landscape is rapidly changing; the techno-age is upon us and there is no turning back.

For those of us who grew up watching the cartoon Jetsons and sci-fi movies many of us believed the imagery so fantastical it could never really …

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Happy to post, not to vote!

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Written by Kendi M’Mbijjewe

There is a global trend indicating that young people do not vote. It is especially worrying because young people will live (for longer) with the decisions that older generations make.

This is not to suggest that young people are oblivious to politics, social media …

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Who is Thomas Sankara?

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We have seen his name on buildings and roads across the African continent, but who was Thomas Sankara and more importantly why should we remember him? Why should we, the African youth, know his story and how can we use his example to shape our political and …

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Ramblings of an African Youth

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Writer: Kendi M’Mbijjewe

There is something magical about being a young Kenyan today at the cusp of African modernity. Fifty years after independence we have the unprecedented opportunity to shape Africa’s “come back” as a global player. Nonetheless, as the youth we must recognize the role played by previous generations because it is in light …

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