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Portrait work In this series ,Ndeye asked her sujects to bake a cake and to decorate the cake with things that werr said to them regarding their homosexuality. She explores in this project colorism, specially the light skin/black skin social issues within the African American community I’m always searching on the net & sometimes by accident I find out work by our brothas & sistas such as N’deye. She attended the Baltimore Institute of Art.On her tumblr page she discusses various topics such as self acceptance, colorism… There’s a project called Sure in which she discusses how people called her white because she knew how to express herself intelligently. On her blog you’ll always find portrait work. Go on sis, I’m sure there’s more artistic work to come InchAllah. http://cargocollective.com/ndiakhate/About Yaye


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I was first attracted to the arabic calligraphy Mr Hassan uses in his work.He’s of Sudanese & Egyptian ancestry and he resides in Italy.On his webbie he describes his work as: Hassan experiments with the written and spoken word, exploring the theme of ancient languages erased by colonial domination. With invented, Kufic-inspired scripts, he plays with the symbols, textures and calligraphy of his Nubian heritage to explore the space between graphic symbolism and literal meaning in vibrant colours and collage” See I didn’t know what Kufic calligraphy was so I went on mademoiselle wikipedia, Kufic is the oldest calligraphic form of Arabic calligraphy.It’s the calligraphy form used in the Koran maybe that explains my attraction to his work. http://www.fathihassan.com Yaye


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As you may know already I’m in love with the art of photography:) I’m in the process of InchAllah buying a new camera but in the meantime I’m educating myself via video tutorials or admiring the work of other established photographers such as Thandiwe.The young woman was gifted by her father he first camera when she was 14 years old. Nine years later she has aquired tones of experiences and is a well known photography getting paid for private sessions as well as advertisement work. She describes her style as beauty photography and she considers herself lucky to always be surrounded by the magic of beauty. She is not shy to admit that she retouches her photos and to the critics she reminds them that women wear make up, isn’t that a type of magic retouch.you right sista, personally I don’t mind a bit of lighthouse & photoshop but in


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Hi you guyz, I hope you had a wonderful day:) I’ve been meaning to share with you guyz my thoughts about this beautiful Nigerian movie starting Nse Ikpe Etim and Joseph Benjamin and directed by Ikechukwu Oyeka . It’s about this couple that’s going through a very rough patch, the husband wants out ,the wife wants to work it out but doesn’t know what to do.But with the help of God, her lawyer she finds a way to gain his love and respect back.I enjoyed this movie because it could happen to all of us, sometimes love is not enough or as a couple you go through ups and downs but the point is not to give up.We’re the fast food generation if we don’t like it, we’re out,  we tend to take decisions quickly when it comes down to love.Pride is our main motor most of the times…so I


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Non vraiment I’m really excited about this issue, not only is Courier International one of my fav’ publications but this hors serie written exclusively by African movers & shakers I’m thrilled.I just got it  and I’m gonna dive into it, get to see familiar faces such as (Mo Ibrahim,David Adjaye, Francis Kere, Chimamanda Ngozi ect) and new ones like (Abdoul Aziz Kebe,Kennedy Odede,Melinda Ozongwu, Axelle Kabou ect).Special  Congratulations to Senegalese Photographer Omar Victor Diop (yeahh) for the cover and the illustration for the article “Les tissus Africains a l’assaut des podiums” and to fellow Senegalese blogger Wakh’art for the mention. Def’ get this issue, it’s going to be a classic♥♥ http://www.courrierinternational.com/article/2013/03/08/afrique-3-0 Yaye


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Noviolet is a Zimbabwean writer, an alumni & a teacher @ Cornwell University. She was the recipient in 2011 of the aclaimed Caine Prize Winner for her short story “Hitting Budapest”. Her new book “We Need New Names ” is set to be available sometimes in May. The book description on Amazon goes like this: “Darling is only 10 years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo’s belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad. But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America’s famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are


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Hello you guyz, it’s been a minute, hope everything is going well in your lives. I missed y’all but wasn’t feel great but Alhamdoulilah I’m better so let’s gooooo:) Julie Kouamo is a textile  & interior designer of Malian & French ancestry. As an artist, she lets her imagination run free on her print, textile & wallpaper designs . Julie is inspired by nature, colors, climate conditions, vegetation, her various trips around the world & her Cameroonian origins. Miss Kouamo studied at one of the best fashion school in London,the St Martins School of Art. Listening to her interview with the French Radio London, I grasp that not only is she an artist but she’s really aware of the business aspect of things (tres important). In the same interview she  candidly shares how challenging it is as an artist to be her own boss, indeed she has to be motivated


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Salam people, happy saturday you guyz:) Thanks for choosing to stop by my place, grateful:) So the last time I talked about Aissate was back in 2008 on my former blog “cos we african women are doing it and doing it well” .I can’t believe that it’s been that long since I’ve been writing already, but anywhoo you can find the piece here:http://www.fabulafricana.com/?p=836 Checking back with her now in 2013, she’s still doing her thing, she has an album out called “Mieux vaut rire” (go girl) She’s also taking full advantage of  the social media world.She’s been interviewed by french local TV’s ,has great marketing promotion behind her, bref she has a team of people who believe in her and her talent. I was saddened to hear that she lost her brother, she credits him with inspiring her to keep going with her music. Aissate is still  chapmaning with her


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I love this actress; I find her beautiful, brilliant… a class act! I’ve been meaning for a while to talk about her on this platform but..I guess today is the dia:) You may have seen her act along the side of  the late Whitney Houston in the Sparkle movie remake but if you haven’t please do, she was amaaazing in it. Carmen may be a new face for some of us but she’s been working as an entertainer for a while in the UK.She was a presentator on the UK Disney chanel as a young’un. She is noted for her role in the TV drama “Sally Hamings: An American Scandal”. On the personal side, she lives in NY with her two children and equally brillian actor hubby, Mr Jeffrey Wright.I love this couple, they seem grounded, not looking for fame yet still delivering the goods, real artists!This year she is


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In the Name of Allah Subhanala I hope you are doing well, Thanks for stopping by:) Happy New Year 2013,wishing you plenty of beautiful unexpected life surprises, u know those that make u  say I didn’t see this coming u know J Anywhoo 2012 ended on a wonderful note, I got married and now that I’ve experienced a traditional Malian marriage ceremony I guess I can now tell you sorta kinda what to expect if you will be attending or having one.Never in a million of years had I thought that I would have a traditional « big » wedding but I did Mash’Allah.What I expected to be a small affair turned into a beautiful complex yet simply organized family affair.People flew in, drove, took  boats, to be with me & help  celebrate the him in my life and I’s day. Family is just amazing, the efforts they can all put together to


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