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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Africa: The Exotic Frontier

From fashion advertisements to travel campaigns, not excluding the movie industry, the Euro-American depiction of Africa is endless and boundless. Far from the real, the tendency is to romanticize the land and its inhabitants, illustrating to the world those image(s) that satisfy the advertiser’s imaginative fantasies. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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African Identity in a Globalized World

Many have various definitions of their idea – stimulated by the imagination – of ‘African’. Time and again we hear the claim, “he/she is not ‘African’ enough”. Often, not thinking how the claim “African enough” is justified. What is an African identity? Is it something that can be defined in a single term, like a single story against its…

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