To Infinity and Beyond: African Women Who Are Leading the Way In Aviation and Space Travel

Here's a list of African women who are transforming the fields of space travel and aviation.

Whether it was upon learning about Amelia Earhart in elementary school, your first transformative viewing of 2001: A Space Odyssey, or the inevitable magnetic pull of a penchant for otherworldly beings like David Bowie, we’ve always had a collective fascination with what awaits us above the clouds. While this is a universal interest, men have always been at the forefront of space travel and aviation—save for Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley in the Alien franchise—despite women harboring lofty curiosities of their own.

Keep reading...Show less

The Okayafrica 2016 Year-End Book List

We look back at the biggest, baddest books of 2016 by African and Diasporan writers.

We’ve been wanting to wish 2016 good riddance almost immediately upon its arrival and now it’s nearly time. But before we bring out the von Trapp children to bid it adieu, let us acknowledge something that didn’t disappoint us in 2016: books.

Keep reading...Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox


Cinema Africa: Tony Okungbowa On His Los Angeles Indie Romance, 'Echo Park'

Tony Okungbowa talks 'Echo Park,' his ever-growing list of job titles and African visibility on screen in this week's Cinema Africa.

6 Amazing Web Series By Women From The African Diaspora

In recent years, African creatives have taken the web series by storm, presenting quality content for the diaspora at the click of a mouse.


Maya The Poet Speaks On Microaggressions As Light As The Rain

Okayafrica caught up with Maya Wegerif, aka Maya The Poet, to talk microaggressions and her new poem, 'Sometimes It Pours.'