Europe’s North & South ‘Tribes’

Crossing the Sea from Denmark to Sweden             Photo Credit: African Press Club By Chiogor Constance Ikokwu  Dateline: Eixample, Barcelona References are constantly being made to the diversity of African languages, tribes, and culture. More often than not, it is viewed negatively, at least in the mainstream international media. Then, I […]

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man

Lancy Dodem, so called “untouchable” living life to the fullest.    Photo Credit: African Press Club Dateline: Eixample, Spain By Chiogor Constance Ikokwu I met Lancy Dodem for the first time at a concert in Barcelona hosted by an organization called Good Bites, for the benefit of children in India. We would meet again, this […]

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It’s a Sexist World

Photo Credit: Nik Hi folks. This week, our guest writer Newman is taking on the obvious topic of unequal treatment of men and women. I like men who are feminist inclined because without them, we cannot make substantial progress. How many times have you seen a man speak up about this? I hope you enjoy […]

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The Politics of Colour

Juan Nicolas Tineo PhD, during the launch of his book in Barcelona.    Photo Credit: African Press Club By Chiogor Constance Ikokwu I met Juan Nicolas Tineo at the launch of his book Temporario in Barcelona about two months ago. Originally from Dominican Republic, Juan has lived in the USA for more than 10 years. […]

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The Magic of N’Zinga

DJ Vera, founder and host of N’Zinga Dance Hall     Photo Credit: Oscar Correcher By Chiogor Constance Ikokwu Dateline: Eixample, Barcelona, Spain When I was growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, our birthday parties were dominated by American music of the 60s and 70s. At university, artists from the 80s unapologetically ruled the dance floor. Who […]

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You Are Born Free

Photo Credit: Skeeze from Pixabay By Chiogor Constance Ikokwu Dateline: El Raval, Barcelona, Spain What is freedom worth to you? A baby is delivered into the world after hours or days of intense, inexplicable and excruciating pain borne by a woman. As the foetus is pushed out through the birth canal, its advent is heralded […]

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Who Runs the World? Ian’s Take

Photo Credit: Ibrahim Asad My blog piece last week titled “Who runs the world” generated robust comments from the guys and ladies. I was pleasantly surprised to see the different perspectives shared by everyone. See: https://africanpressclub.com/who-runs-the-world-2/ Given this background, an ardent reader decided to weigh in with an article. I hope you enjoy his take […]

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Who Runs the World?

Photo Credit: African Press Club By Chiogor Constance Ikokwu Dateline: Eixampla, Barcelona, Spain It’s really a man’s world! If you’re a single woman of a certain age, society mocks you. Everyone makes it a duty to emphasize that it’s a ”sin” to fly solo midlife. If you do get married and fail to produce an […]

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Across the Oceans

Colombian writer Hugo Tovar (M), his niece Juliet (L), Juliet’s mum (R) and their little cousin.      Photo Credit: African Press Club By Chiogor Constance Ikokwu Dateline: Calle Boada, Barcelona Spain. I’m curious about the African Diaspora in all parts of the world. For many Africans, the black people we are readily acquainted with […]

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From Agadez to Europe

Ousman Umar with his book      Photo Credit: African Press Club By Chiogor Constance Ikokwu Ousman Umar was an innocent, happy, curious, nine-year-old boy running around in his remote village in Ghana when he noticed an object dash across the sky at the speed of lightning. His eyes were on stalks as he watched […]

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