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Dear Diaspora exists to host meaningful, Africa-centered conversations about all things business, culture, mental health, politics and more.

Join host Nduulwa Kowa and special guests as we ask the big questions, challenge narratives surrounding Africa, learn and unlearn — and explore what a more connected and engaged African Diaspora can look like.

Dear Diaspora Nduulwa Kowa

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Dear Diaspora exists to host meaningful, Africa-centered conversations about all things business, culture, mental health, politics and more.

Join host Nduulwa Kowa and special guests as we ask the big questions, challenge narratives surrounding Africa, learn and unlearn — and explore what a more connected and engaged African Diaspora can look like.

    Embracing Indigenous African Languages with Yeve Sibanda

    Embracing Indigenous African Languages with Yeve Sibanda

    I was joined by Yeve Sibanda, attorney, public speaker, and author of My First Book of Shona and Ndebele Words.
    Yeve is a native Zimbabwean who calls the United States her adopted home. Although she wasn’t allowed to speak her indigenous languages at school in Zimbabwe — the unfortunate legacy of colonization — she’s always found ways to embrace her culture and heritage.
    Tune in for tips on learning, teaching and celebrating African languages, especially when based in the Diaspora!
    Buy My First Book of Shona and Ndebele Words: https://www.amazon.com/First-Book-Shona-Ndebele-Words/dp/1645438112/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=my+first+book+of+shona+and+ndebele+words&qid=1638159465&sr=8-2 
    More about Philisa Creatives: https://www.philisacreatives.com/ 

    • 54 min
    Mutale Sitali on Building a Sustainable Furniture Brand in Zambia

    Mutale Sitali on Building a Sustainable Furniture Brand in Zambia

    For this week’s episode, I was joined by the lovely Mutale Sitali, founder of Likota — a Zambian furniture brand specializing in making furniture from reclaimed and recycled wood material. Their vision? Becoming a pioneer for the industry by creating furniture that is beautiful, eco-friendly, and reliable.
    Mutale built her company from the ground up and launched right before the onset of the pandemic. Tune in to hear her take on what’s necessary to build a thriving business in Zambia, why she chose to prioritize sustainability — plus her advice for folks in the Diaspora interested in doing business in Africa.
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    • 30 min
    African Music Goes Mainstream

    African Music Goes Mainstream

    Afrobeats is undoubtedly one of the hottest music genres right now!
    This week's episode explores just how Afrobeats and other African music genres are cementing their place on the world stage. Hint: The Nigerian and larger African Diaspora have played a HUGE role. DJ, Creative Entrepreneur and Afrolit Podcast host Ekua Musumba was my lovely guest co-host - enjoy!

    Links: 
    We’ll be chatting about destigmatizing mental health this season! Ask an anonymous mental health question here: https://www.questionwave.com/q/12109 
    Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/deardiaspora 
    Follow Afrolit: https://www.instagram.com/afrolitpodcast/ 
    Listen to Afrolit: https://linktr.ee/itsafrolitpodcast 
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    • 56 min
    Why hasn’t Africa "developed" as fast as other continents?

    Why hasn’t Africa "developed" as fast as other continents?

    This week's episode explores the question: Why hasn’t Africa "developed" as fast as other continents?
    As you can imagine, this is a HUGE, nuanced question. Nevertheless, Joy Malonza (founder of The Down Ballot) and I tackled the question head-on, with zero filter*
    Tune in to hear about:
    Africa's patterns of development before the transatlantic slave trade and colonization The legacy of colonization in Africa How institutions like The Wold Bank and IMF have impacted Africa's development Why capitalism doesn't work in Africa (and why rich Africans are not our friends) Why socialism may/may not be the answer  *views/opinions expressed in this episode are my own and do not represent any organization other I am affiliated with!
    Links/resources:
    Ask us a question: https://www.questionwave.com/q/11895 
    Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/deardiaspora 
    Africa before Transatlantic Slave trade:  https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/article/section/history-of-slavery/africa-before-transatlantic-enslavement/ 
    The Guardian article by Eliza Anywangwe titled, "why is Africa so poor": https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/28/why-africa-so-poor-google
    The Guardian article by Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu titled "Why has Africa fallen behind the rest of the world'd economies?": https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/aug/04/africa-fallen-behind-economies-science-technology  
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    • 1h 25 min
    Story Time: Best and Worst Moments in Zambia

    Story Time: Best and Worst Moments in Zambia

    Dear Diaspora is officially back – welcome to season 4 of the show!
    Let's just say a LOT has happened since the last episode! First, my short visit to visit family in Zambia turned into an extended, four-month stay. I also started a pretty cool fellowship with Princeton in Africa in July. 
    Tune in to catch up and hear what you can expect from this season and some tea on the best and worst moments of my time in Zambia. 
    BEST:
    My grandma's fantastic dating advice   Experiencing Zambia's nightlife WORST: 
    Getting scammed when working on a project  Having to comb out my locs when applying for a Zambian ID Links:
    Ask an anonymous question: https://www.questionwave.com/q/11895 
    Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/deardiaspora 
    Medium blog on Zambia's historic elections: https://medium.com/emerging-public-leaders/reflections-on-zambias-historic-elections-8c5c945869d3 
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    • 37 min
    Zimbabwean-Born Writer and Director Lee Ngwenya on Zambia’s Film Scene and Showing Up for African Creatives

    Zimbabwean-Born Writer and Director Lee Ngwenya on Zambia’s Film Scene and Showing Up for African Creatives

    Today’s guest is Lee Ngwenya–writer, documentary filmmaker and host of Conversations with Leelabee, a podcast covering topics ranging from entrepreneurship to mental health.
    Lee was born in Zimbabwe but raised in Zambia, and knew early on that a traditional career path wasn’t for her. She attended school in North Carolina for social work but quickly realized that film was her passion. Capetown, South Africa had the exact program she was looking for and her training there has landed her work in South Africa, Kenya and Zambia.
    Tune in to hear more about:
    What her 2020 was like How she’s navigating Zambia’s creative scene The two sides of Capetown people aren’t really talking about Upcoming African creative projects you should know about Which Conversations with Leelabee episode to listen to first & more! Resources mentioned:
    Listen to Conversations with Leelabee: https://linktr.ee/leelabee Learn about Amooye: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g0opGfQ3vU Subscribe to Dear Diaspora’s monthly newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gZpu79 Become a patron and support the show: patreon.com/deardiaspora Dear Diaspora Twitter: https://twitter.com/deardiasporapod Dear Diaspora Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deardiaspora/

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Diva787 ,

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An podcast full of heart, information, and celebration

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