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Eid Mubarak!

YES, WE DID IT! Eid mubarak to all our brothers and sisters who fasted during this year’s Ramadan!

It was an interesting journey again! Full of laughter, tears, love and soul feeding moments with family and friends. Can’t wait till next year In sha Allah!

Embracing and Celebrating Coily Hair

“Good hair means curls and waves. Bad hair means you look like a slave”

A quote from the well-known song I Am Not My Hair by India Arie and a phrase some of us, like myself, have heard many times growing up with coily hair.

Being of Ethiopian origin, long curly hair is the beauty standard for the majority of Ethiopia’s ethnic groups. To the point that certain people think that all Ethiopian women have long curly hair (hi Drake). Well no. As hate is a big word, I personally never really hated my type 4* hair. But my natural hair journey has been, uhm, interesting.

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Alkebulan In The City: Leiden

Every week, one of our reporters is going to visit one of the cities in Holland to ask people on the street about their opinion about certain subjects. For this first week, I, Patrick, walked the streets of Leiden to ask people about our festival and what they thought of it.

I was curious if random people would understand and value the meaning behind the festival and of course if they would come. I purposefully didn’t tell them too much about our vision. I wanted to find out if people would think of it themselves. I took the streets with the question: “What do you think of the Citizens of Alkebulan festival, a festival that celebrates all kinds of African cultures”

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The Citizens Of Alkebulan Festival is coming!

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