Omar Victor Diop: Liberty Project Diaspora

Omar Victor Diop is a Senegalese photographer who gained momentum in 2012 with his art. I discovered him through his current exhibition showing in London (the details are below) and even had the opportunity to have a quit chat during his and Black Masculinity and Self-fashioning talk. The talk dealt with his journey, a quick … Continue reading Omar Victor Diop: Liberty Project Diaspora

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Une Si Longue Lettre or So Long A Letter by Mariama Ba

Une Si Longue Lettre, or So Long a letter is a book written by the late Senegalese author, Mariama Bah. This semi-autobiographic book published in 1979 narrates the author's lfie, as she writes a letter to her best friend - hence the title. In this letter, she describes her feelings, as she slowly unconvers the … Continue reading Une Si Longue Lettre or So Long A Letter by Mariama Ba

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Reni Eddo Lodge here narrates the history of racial bias and injustice in the UK. From the colonial times, to immigration waves incensed by the UK government post WWII, one gets to understand the struggles that immigrants went through, whether it was verbal, or physical violence, and the lack of accountability of institutions which once … Continue reading Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

A Long Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela

This book is a must for anyone interested in South African history - and more specifically, apartheid. The period of apartheid (1948-1991) was a dark time in the South African history, marked by openly racist policies towards 'coloured people'. This autobiography traces back the story of Rolihlahla 'Madiba' Nelson Mandela, from his birth in a … Continue reading A Long Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela