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The Art of Hair as Adornment

In the African cultural life, a woman’s hairstyle has often had varying social implications – both socially and individually. Traditionally, in many African cultures, hair was usually dressed according to local culture complying with aesthetical standards. Beyond adornment and the aesthetics of identity, in cultural aspects, hair has had a sacred element perceived as a…

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Hub of Africa Fashion Week: the Editorial Edition

In 2010, Hub of Africa Fashion Week, the first of its kind in Ethiopia, in a fashion-thrilled style was introduced to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The pioneers of the fashion week, Linda Murithi & Mahlet Teklemariam have not looked back, since. Murithi and Teklemariam founded Hub of Africa Fashion Week recognizing the need in East Africa,…

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Made in Africa Week (In Pictures)

In a weeklong collaborative program in New York City, Made in Africa celebrated and promoted all that’s new & upcoming in African culinary arts, music, entertainment, and designer fashion. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Yaya Deng: Fierce and Fabulous

The 20-year-old Kenyan-born model, Yaya Deng, best known as a finalist on Foxtel’s reality TV show, The Face, is one of Sydney’s brightest models. In a bold and fabulous styled editorial, she poses for Oyster Magazine’s June issue, photographed by Byron Spencer. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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SURU: An African Man’s Vision of Promoting Cultural Diversity

In the contemporary world, as many local settings are characterized by cultural diversity, we are pushed into “globality”. Cross-cultural connections are more likely than prior, and in many places, the dominant diverse circumstance can be unaffordable to ignore. Still, diversity is deployed differently taking on different meanings for different people. The significance of “the state…

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