He had not opened the boxes in ages, and had forgotten how many were there. He had wanted to go through them, but hadn’t had a good reason to do so. There never was enough time, there was always something else: his studies, his first job, living abroad. Coming back
Gambia is a place that is on the move. With a past haunted by slavery, colonialism and corruption, Nat Illumine searches a West African country through contemporary eyes, and sees one that is ripe with creativity, warmth, and opportunity, and one where she found her own personal sense of ‘Afropea’.
My mixed identity abroad is a malleable one. It’s a part of me everywhere I go, but its meaning changes with each place. I am constantly shifting, which is paradoxically both limiting and expansive at once. I bounce somewhere between the only girl that’s of colour in many instances, and the girl
Marrakech is a multicultural city with African, Arab, Berber and French influences and could almost be described as an Afropean Mecca, where Africa meets Europe without losing its identity. Johny Pitts searched the souks for some Afropean culture, and found everything from Arabic Neo Soul to North African street photography
The sign at the gym read: “DO YOU WANT TO BE SHIPWRECKED WITH THE CHANCE TO WIN £25’000? CHANNEL 4 ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE AGED 18-25 TO SPEND THREE MONTHS ON A TROPICAL ISLAND…” Only a few weeks earlier, at the same gym (Fitness First in Sheffield), I’d rented out