everydayafrica:

Denis Akagha, having his hair cut, was caring for his pregnant fiancé, who died of Ebola. He also caught it, but survived. “I survived, you can too! Get help early, Drink plenty of ORS, Believe you will survive!”- Dennis Akagha. Photo by andrew esiebo @andrewesiebo for WHO #who #ebola #andrewesiebo #dennis #akagha #lagos #nigeria

everydayafrica:

Denis Akagha, having his hair cut, was caring for his pregnant fiancé, who died of Ebola. He also caught it, but survived.
“I survived, you can too!
Get help early,
Drink plenty of ORS,
Believe you will survive!”- Dennis Akagha. Photo by andrew esiebo @andrewesiebo for WHO #who #ebola #andrewesiebo #dennis #akagha #lagos #nigeria

It's a #Felabration! - Five Tracks to Mark Fela Kuti's Birthday

Every day is Fela day for me, but I had to take some extra time out to mark his birthday today #legend #nigeria

oghenekome:

Role model shit. 

oghenekome:

Role model shit. 

Top Ten Websites for African Literature and Writing

Get reading!

(Source: zodml)

lastnightsreading:

Alice McDermott at Community Bookstore, 10/9/14

lastnightsreading:

Alice McDermott at Community Bookstore, 10/9/14

Pirate Mary Read don’t take no mess.
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Pirate Mary Read don’t take no mess.

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wetheurban:

MUSIC: Chromeo ft. Haim - Old 45’s (Video)

Via SSENSE, here’s the video for Chromeo and HAIM's slick collaboration “Old 45's.” The visual is directed by Dugan O'Neal, with “fashion and styling” direction courtesy of SSENSE

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This is kind of fantastic.

From "Back to School with Elizabeth Losh" on the MIT Press blog

"…the findings also point to something else: If a woman wants to do substantive work of any kind, she’s going to be criticized — with comments not just about her work but also about herself. She must develop a way of experiencing criticism that allows her to persevere in the face of it."

From “Learning to Love Criticism” by Tara Mohr.

(Source: The New York Times)

oghenekome:

Epic.

Me on a Friday night.

oghenekome:

Epic.

Me on a Friday night.

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"God did not make women mothers and wives. He made them human and the rest is their choice."

Reverend Timothy Njoya of Kenya

(Source: reuters.com)

wetheurban:

MUSIC: Lady Gaga - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
Lady Gaga is gearing up for the television premiere of her duet special with the legendary Tony Bennett and has just released the visual to accompany her scarily amazing vocal performance of Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down).”
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Gaga serving Cher/Michael Jackson circa “Beat It’ realness through the jazz lens and I’m here for every moment of it.

wetheurban:

MUSIC: Lady Gaga - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

Lady Gaga is gearing up for the television premiere of her duet special with the legendary Tony Bennett and has just released the visual to accompany her scarily amazing vocal performance of Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down).”

Read More

Gaga serving Cher/Michael Jackson circa “Beat It’ realness through the jazz lens and I’m here for every moment of it.

REVIEWS OF THE FESTIVAL: JD OKHAI OJEIKERE: MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER

lightscameraafrica:

A MASTER’S TALE

Photographs on a lone screen glided one after another, in a dark white tent, east of the main building at Federal Palace Hotel and Casino Victoria Island, Lagos. JD Okhai Ojeikere—the eponymous narrator of a documentary film directed by Tam Fiofori—took the photos. It seemed like…

This film is a must-see.

"The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it."

James Baldwin (via cecileemeke)

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thehalfwrittenbook:

let-them-eat-vag:

ashoutintothevoid:

Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow

DUUUUDE this is a huge fucking deal honestly

how is she on the fucking cover yet they wont expell the fucking rapist wtf

thehalfwrittenbook:

let-them-eat-vag:

ashoutintothevoid:

Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow

DUUUUDE this is a huge fucking deal honestly

how is she on the fucking cover yet they wont expell the fucking rapist wtf

(via womenwhokickass)