Berbere ~ James Murren

Driving home from the office on Addis Ababa evenings, but not all,   The berbere makers would grind chiles and spices into a mix   In small mills on the back streets, the smells floating over the beeswax   Candlestick sellers and men drinking coffee, passing through the car window.   Berbere is found in [...]

The Talisman ~ Yaqub Abdullahi

"You ill-mannered woman!" The yell that filled the room startled Adesua as she walked into her father's quarters. The woman who yelled pointed a finger at the other. "Why would you think my son stole the talisman?" The older woman didn't budge at the act. She only adjusted her crown before speaking up, "Do you [...]

Visa Free Africa: Revitalizing the Concept of Mobility across the African Continent ~ Shareefa Jewan

The much-awaited day was finally here. On the 5th of December 2016, my father chauffeured me to the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport of Mauritius. Throughout the entire road journey that leads to the airport, I kept babbling about the iconic landmarks I intended to visit during my stay in Marrakesh. My father responded with occasional [...]