Repat: Sommas in Kampala

“I can’t wait for these Sommas to go” V exclaims whilst peering over her black cat eye sunglasses at the crowd gathering outside one of our favourite bars. ‘Somma’ is a term created by Ugandans to describe those who live/grew up abroad and come to Uganda during the holiday periods to live it up in…

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Reminder: Black Brits Need Sun Protection Too!

That freak trial period of summer in April 2018 had us thinking of evening and weekend motives, outfits and getaways. But did sun protection cross your mind? Probably not. When you think of sunburn, you may conjure up images of flushed skin of a paler hue. Advertising doesn’t help. As with countless instances in mainstream…

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Travelling While Black: South America

Fast becoming a popular travel destination, Latin America (specifically, South America) is dripping with culture, flavour, variety, beauty and wonder; and is a place that everyone should visit at some point in their lives. As you’d expect, travelling to this part of the world as a Black Brit and to be honest, travelling in general,…

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Home Is Where the Heart Is: Ghana

I’ve always thought that the idea of going ‘back home’ was such a weird thing, especially when the ‘home’ in question is not where you were born or where you spent your formative years. It’s a bit of a hard concept to grasp when that place, although within you, is completely foreign to you. That…

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