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Discover the Driving Inspiration Behind this Site

Discover the Driving Inspiration Behind this Site
Taiye Selasi's piece, pretty much inspired the very creation of this blog. Here it is in its entirety: Bye-Bye Babar by Taiye Selasi It’s moment...

Bookworm - Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
You've probably heard about or read this book already. In any case it makes an excellent addition to our first installment of Bookworm! Check out ...

Music Monday - Yuna!

Music Monday - Yuna!
We love Yuna! She was just in LA and according to my sister, she was awesome. Here's one of my favorite songs "Live Your Life" perfect #fallanthem ...

Monday Musings

Hello Afropolitans! I hope you're all enjoying the new month. Well, have I got a story for you! *Pulls out chair* Wellllll, for about a year n...

The Afropolitan Shop on CCTV

Check us out on TV! International TV Network CCTV did a feature on us with Kweli Media. How cool is that?! Here's the French Version

Afropolitan Trends - New Collections

Beautiful new collection from Duaba Serwa (all images via Ciaafrique)   I love this pullover by Diablotine  And new collecti...

3 Simple Afro-Chic Style Tips

Big earrings, big statement Big earrings are great for a night out, or for to dress up a super toned down outfit. Wear with jea...

South African designer debuts with Kushn

In the wide range of African handcrafts available, it can be difficult to find a good laptop bag. I've tried and tested a few with less than st...

We're almost there!

The Afropolitan Shop
Hi sneak-peekers! Afropolitan Shop is almost nearing the big launch! Its been an amazing experience getting the website ready and going out and mee...

African Renaissance

Its been amazing watching the progress on the continent the last few years. After being there for over a year, I was so impressed by the advances. ...

What does Afropolitan mean?

What does Afropolitan mean?

This is the article that started it all.

The much-forwarded article in The Lip Magazine is where the term "Afropolitan" was first coined by Taiye Selasi.  It's an insightful look at a culture and identity that is formed by the children of first-generation African immigrants to the West. Not completely African or American/British/French they are a complex fusion.

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