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In my opinion – Choosing Non-Fiction Books for Children

In this blog post children’s African history author, Kandace Chimbiri shares her 5 tips for choosing non-fiction books for children.   1. Judge a book by its cover! We’ve all heard the saying “never judge a book by its cover” and while it’s true that looks aren’t everything, with books they can sometimes be a…
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Press Release

William Morris Gallery invites families to discover African art and craft Family Day: Experience Africa! Saturday 30 April, 1pm – 4pm Free, no need to book. Open to any family with children of any age. William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road Walthamstow, London, E17 4PP Families can discover the diverse cultures of Africa through…
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In my opinion – World Book Day 2016!

Children’s author Linda Unugboke is a writer with a passion for children's storytelling. She writes wholesome stories that open young hearts and minds to a world of possibilities - equipping them to live a life that's unique, special and full of love. She is a dedicated wife and mother and lives with her family in…
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In my opinion – Kwanzaa!

A big thanks to Mayeni Jones for writing our festive blog.  Kwanzaa is a holiday celebrating African culture. It lasts a week, from 26th December to 1st January. Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr Maulana Karenga, an American university professor. He wanted to create a holiday that would allow African Americans to celebrate their…
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In my opinion – Social Sciences week at Birkbeck College

We hope you are enjoying Black History Month. Have a read of this reflective blog post from Dr Yaa Asare, a university lecturer, equalities trainer and an expert in Community Development. Dr Yaa writes… On 18th June 2015 I attended a lecture by Professor Les Back held at Birkbeck College, London during the annual Social…
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In my opinion – The Wedding Week

It is such a privilege for African Diaspora Kids to feature new books and their authors. We will keep on championing them in our newsletters and blog posts. A member of our community connected us with author Chimaechi Allan following the publication of her book earlier this year. Do enjoy this review from one reader……
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In my opinion – 100 Black Men

We featured 100 Black Men in our autumn newsletter and were really pleased to hear that Joyce Sarpong, the guest editor of that edition, had managed to interview Olu Alake (left on picture), a founder member and President Emeritus. The 100 Black Men of London is a community based charity led by Black men, delivering…
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In my opinion – The Backstory to Black History Month

As Black History Month 2015 approaches, Joyce Sarpong , founder and director of Africa Oracle africaoracle.com raises some interesting questions: “Why is our history important?”, Who started Black History Month and where did it originate?”, “What is the relevance of Black History Month in the UK?”, ”What events are taking place this year?” Continue reading…
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In my opinion – Experiencing Africa at the British Museum!

My name is Marlyn Legolie and our family has been part of the African Diaspora Kids Community Project since its launch in May 2015. My husband Evan is the photographer responsible for all the beautiful pictures you see on the website and we have two children Zoe (8years old) and David (4years old) who are…
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