Our Writers

Tafadzwa Zvobgo

Tafadzwa Zvobgo is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Institut des Mondes Africains (IMAF) research centre of Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, France. Her research interests include elections, political violence, conflicts and conflict resolution in Africa.

Vola Ranaivoson

Vola Ranaivoson is Malagasy but grew up in Australia, Papua New Guinea, the U.K., the U.S., and Kenya because of her missionary doctor parents. Vola has a BA in Communications from Waldorf University and an MA in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship. She just moved to Washington D.C. and has a passion for dancing, storytelling, traveling, and food.

Rosie Awori

Rosie Awori was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Immediately after obtaining her bachelor’s in law, she moved to Montreal where she has been living for the past four years. It was here she found therapy in writing and she studied script writing for film and T.V and hopes to one day see one of her scripts on the big screen. When she isn’t eating cheesecake or fighting crime she is working as a journalist for the Montreal Community Contact. She recently published her first book, a collection of poetic musings titled, It Is Written.

Pieta Rupia

A self-proclaimed: mustard-yellow, sun-scented leaf, with a pineapple-burnt tongue. Send NewD-ocumentaries.

Meron Mesfin

Meron was born in Uganda to Ethiopian parents, raised in Rwanda and is currently based in Vancouver, Canada. She is is a graduate of International Studies with a concentration in African studies, and this motivates her to write about lived experiences. Meron is also passionate about community building and currently volunteers for the Ethiopian Community Association BC as a youth organizer.

Sanyu Awori

Sanyu Awori is an East African feminist and human rights advocate with a background in law. She grew up in Nairobi in the 1990s and 2000s. She currently lives and works in Kuala Lumpur.

Ketty Nivyabandi

Ketty Nivyabandi is a poet and writer from Burundi. In May 2015 she became a refugee after organizing and leading historic, women-only protests against the violation of her country's constitution. Ketty writes, speaks, and advocates regularly on the power of women in conflict zones, human rights and displacement.

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