Erna Brodber: Caribbean Storyteller of Diasporic History

Caribbean history is generally marred by its colonial past and unequivocal injustices, highlighting the crucial need for modern literary heroes who write from a meaningful and often forgotten perspective of African diasporic people. Social activist and novelist Erna Brodber is one such voice. Her books and literary articles shine a light on all aspects of Jamaican culture, including gender, parenthood, music,…

Giants of Africa

African “Hoop Dreams” Camp Will Hold Court in Kenya In the mid-1990s, basketball fans around the world were delighted by “Hoop Dreams,” a documentary that chronicles the lives of two young African-Americans in Chicago whose dreams of making it to the lauded National Basketball Association (NBA) were curtailed by socioeconomic factors and other life hardships. “Hoop…

Esther Passaris: A Voice for Kenyan Women

Esther Muthoni Passaris is known in Kenya in the world of politics and philanthropy.  Born in the coastal city of Mombasa to Greek and Kenyan Kikuyu parents, she has become a successful businesswoman and philanthropist, establishing the much lauded “Adopt-A-Light” program, which succeeded in  reducing crime by increasing lighting in many poverty-stricken neighbourhoods. She also possesses…