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Claiming your space: Women in Yoruba History

To claim space unapologetically in all the spaces that we occupy; from social settings to work spaces is an inspiring thing to witness and serves as an important lesson in knowing and honouring our worth. There are countless examples of this highlighted in pre-colonial African history, and it is important that we remind ourselves of the various instances that space was claimed unapologetically.

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Social harmony: Key features of Dogon society

At a time when we are witnessing a disconnect of social harmony it is important to remind ourselves of the important role it can play in nurturing compassion and a sense of interconnectedness and respect to our surroundings. Looking at African history, such values were an important feature for many societies in the continent.

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Connecting past with present – Art from the Fang people

How do we establish a healthy dialogue with our past without affecting our ability to remain in the present? Remaining fully in the present is often regarded as an essential part of letting go and centering our focus to our current situation. However, is paying some of our attention to the past a complete disservice or are there ways in which we can connect with our past to understand ourselves better and navigate our present in a healthier way?

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