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Dear Diaspora

Nov 30, 2021

I was joined by Yeve Sibanda, attorney, public speaker, and author of My First Book of Shona and Ndebele Words.

Yeve is a native Zimbabwean who calls the United States her adopted home. Although she wasn’t allowed to speak her indigenous languages at school in Zimbabwe  the unfortunate legacy of colonization —

Nov 16, 2021

For this week’s episode, I was joined by the lovely Mutale Sitali, founder of Likota a Zambian furniture brand specializing in making furniture from reclaimed and recycled wood material. Their vision? Becoming a pioneer for the industry by creating furniture that is beautiful, eco-friendly, and reliable.


Nov 2, 2021

Afrobeats is undoubtedly one of the hottest music genres right now!

This week's episode explores just how Afrobeats and other African music genres are cementing their place on the world stage. Hint: The Nigerian and larger African Diaspora have played a HUGE role. DJ, Creative Entrepreneur and Afrolit Podcast host Ekua...

Oct 19, 2021

This week's episode explores the question: Why hasn’t Africa "developed" as fast as other continents?

As you can imagine, this is a HUGE, nuanced question. Nevertheless, Joy Malonza (founder of The Down Ballot) and I tackled the question head-on, with zero filter*

Tune in to hear about:

  • Africa's patterns...

Oct 6, 2021

Dear Diaspora is officially back – welcome to season 4 of the show!

Let's just say a LOT has happened since the last episode! First, my short visit to visit family in Zambia turned into an extended, four-month stay. I also started a pretty cool fellowship with Princeton in Africa in July. 

Tune in to catch up and hear...