Conversations Across the Diaspora hosted by Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Introducing a new monthly series with guests from all over the globe — some you may recognize and some you may not, but all will bring a new perspective to the African Diaspora.

Conversations across the Diaspora

A new interactive series brings you eclectic conversations from across the African diaspora. Join author and host Sarah Ladipo Manyika for talks with some of the most exciting voices from Berlin to Harare, from Tamale to London and New York and everywhere in between. We’ll introduce you to all sorts of folks—some you will know, others you may never have heard of, but never the usual suspects talking about the usual topics. We’ll be speaking with everyone from actors to poets, scholars, athletes, entrepreneurs, architects, artists and many more. Come join us!

We started by learning about the incredibly talented and thoughtful Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama and followed with a delightful conversation with British writer & model Jess Cole. Coming up next is Zimbabwean global entrepreneur & philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa.

Looking ahead we will have Nigerian-American artist, writer & photographer Victor Ehikhamenor and the innovative and ground-breaking American actress, playwright, teacher, and author Anna Deavere Smith, and so many more!

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Ibrahim Mahama | April 28, 2020

Jess Cole | June 12, 2020

Sarah Ladipo Manyika
was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France, Zimbabwe, and England. Sarah is a novelist, short story writer, essayist and founding books editor for Her debut novel, In Dependence, is an international bestseller while her second novel, Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun, has been translated into a number of languages. Her nonfiction includes personal essays and intimate profiles of people she meets from Mrs. Harris and Pastor Evan Mawarire to Toni Morrison and Michelle Obama. Sarah previously served on MoAD’s board and currently serves as Board Director for the women’s writing residency, Hedgebrook.


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