Chika Unigwe: Bridging Europe and Nigeria, Tradition and Modernity

Chika Unigwe: Bridging Europe and Nigeria, Tradition and Modernity

Writers are often a mixture of their past and their present. They write about interests and experiences, which are not always the same thing. Or perhaps take ideas from the world around them and stories they have been told. Chika Unigwe has followed a similar trajectory with her first three novels, the third of which …

Tiffany Williamson Becomes one of Pokers Best Female Exports

Tiffany Williamson Becomes one of Pokers Best Female Exports

Photo from Wikipedia  The game of poker is a very male dominated game.  In recent years, that image has changed a bit as many high caliber female players have risen in the ranks and proven that they can play poker just as well as men.  While the Americans tend to corner the market on top …

The Maisha Pioneer: Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Clementine Akuyo Brown

The Maisha Pioneer: Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Clementine Akuyo Brown

She has proudly represented the African culture in Sweden since 1977. Together with her fellow countryman the passionate Bedu Annan, she became one of the first teachers of African dance in Sweden. With this year’s [Maisha] theme in mind; a tribute to strong African mothers, and for a lifetime achievement with an inspiring approach, we …

The Maisha Award for Newcomer of The Year goes to actress, director and producer, Josette Bushell-Mingo

The Maisha Award for Newcomer of The Year goes to actress, director and producer, Josette Bushell-Mingo

She is an Officer of the Order Of The British Empire (OBE) for her Contribution to the Arts. She is the artistic director of both the National Swedish Theatre for the Deaf and TRYKK,who work for the promotion and development of Black Theatre and black art events. She is a recipient of numerous awards and …

2012 Maisha Award for Artist of the Year goes to Mary N’diaye

2012 Maisha Award for Artist of the Year goes to Mary N’diaye

The phrase “Lead by example” comes to mind when one thinks of this Sene-gambian woman. She is the founder of Rock Africk which is an initiative with the objective of spotlighting and celebrating noteworthy African achievement, as well as an outreach to African youth in Africa. She is a 2012 Semi-finalist in TV4’s The Voice, …

2012 Maisha Entrepreneur of the Year is Adrianne George Lind

2012 Maisha Entrepreneur of the Year is Adrianne George Lind

She is the co- founder of the Women of the African Diaspora website and co-editor of BlackExpat.com She is also the founder of JobsInStockholm.com (and JobsinGothenburg.com), and has created a platform to celebrate women of the African diaspora living in Europe with her multiple award winning Black Women In Europe blog. She is enriching both ethnic and …

Dr Nathalie Montlouis shares her doctoral thesis and highlights black women as ‘Anansy’ in the promotion and diffusion of their own interests by content sharing websites.

Dr Nathalie Montlouis shares her doctoral thesis and highlights black women as ‘Anansy’ in the promotion and diffusion of their own interests by content sharing websites.

Symbolic Violence and Images of Black Women From the People who brought you Black Women, Hair Skin and Beauty.. Symbolic Violence and The Image of Black Women Thursday 28 June 7pm to 9pm, Pimlico Academy   Lupus Street, SW1 Tube: Pimlico Victoria line (5 mins walk)   Entry: 6.00  Pay on the door, first come first served. This …