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thebazaarbohemian:

She lives her life like a {Flame}…A dance of purposeful {Chaos}…Her enchanting {Light} can guide you…and quell your fears…She’s hot…Warning those who respect her…And burning those who don’t…She’s a {Flame} with an unforgettable Glow…A weak man will try to dim her {Luminance}…but her {Soul} Mate will take pleasure in fanning her {Blaze}…Good thing my {LOvers} keep a Fan ; ) #Bohemia #SteveMaraboli
Apr 19, 2014 / 4 notes

thebazaarbohemian:

She lives her life like a {Flame}…A dance of purposeful {Chaos}…Her enchanting {Light} can guide you…and quell your fears…She’s hot…Warning those who respect her…And burning those who don’t…She’s a {Flame} with an unforgettable Glow…A weak man will try to dim her {Luminance}…but her {Soul} Mate will take pleasure in fanning her {Blaze}…Good thing my {LOvers} keep a Fan ; ) #Bohemia #SteveMaraboli

Apr 18, 2014 / 47,090 notes
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yagazieemezi:

Akwaeke Zara Emezi is an Igbo and Tamil writer born in Umuahia and raised in Aba, Nigeria. Her first full length novel, Somadina, was selected as a finalist for the New Visions Award by Lee and Low Books.

Published by The Sable E-Mag, her latest short story:

FEMIMO:

I took one of my taxis to the estate so that no one would recognise the car. The security at the first gate waved us in with a cursory flick of their torchlights, not bothering to bend to the window. After all, the taxi was only a common yellow, not the oil black that would tell them they could smile with expectation and not the shiny sugar red that would merit at least a curious glance through the glass. I did own cars like those, but I’ve long found the poor man’s yellow to be the most useful. I inherited them all with my father’s company when he stumbled to his knees and quietly died during a morning jog two years ago. My mother became a muted and folded woman after that, thinning out until I grew concerned about her fragility. Every time she blessed me, her palms felt like spun paper about to flake gently over my scalp. It had been nothing to do my duty, to ease her mind, to come home and take over.

As we pulled through the second gate, I turned over the invitation in my hands, feeling out the weight of the heavy paper. The driver spun the steering wheel slowly and drove the taxi into a corner of the sprawling parking lot. He was one of the few that I trusted, a sour old man with sharp ears, selective hearing and he was a beast behind a steering wheel. I handed him a fold of thousand naira notes and he handed me a mask in return- soft leather, made in battered oxblood. When I held it briefly against my face, it felt like another skin.

Aima had left me five weeks ago, after I watched her crumple against a wall while sobbing that I would never marry her. I didn’t mean to just watch, I knew I was supposed to pick her up, cradle her against me and tell her that I loved her, that of course I would marry her, but the raw bitterleaf truth was that I didn’t recognise the hysterical woman she had become. The things she said sounded like another woman’s mouth had eaten hers. When she finally stood up and looked at me with completely betrayed eyes, I didn’t recognise myself either. Tonight, my intent was to forget about both of us, the interminable drive to the airport and how she didn’t even turn around for a last look … (keep reading)

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its4thaluv:


Perfect = When nothing matches!
Apr 18, 2014 / 3,426 notes

its4thaluv:

Perfect = When nothing matches!

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Apr 18, 2014 / 6,511 notes
islandboiphotography:


Got to meet TK Wonder and Cipriana Quann of “Urban Bush Babes” last night in Brooklyn. Very talented and cool people. TK Wonder did a great performance! Love her music and love their style. Can’t wait to work with them later this month!
Apr 17, 2014 / 687 notes

islandboiphotography:

Got to meet TK Wonder and Cipriana Quann of “Urban Bush Babes” last night in Brooklyn. Very talented and cool people. TK Wonder did a great performance! Love her music and love their style. Can’t wait to work with them later this month!

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sirrealphoto:

Model: Jenetta AmyPhotography by Dexter R. Jones© All Rights Reserved
Instagram: sirdexrjones
Apr 17, 2014 / 27 notes

sirrealphoto:

Model: Jenetta Amy
Photography by Dexter R. Jones
© All Rights Reserved

Instagram: sirdexrjones

Apr 17, 2014 / 4,275 notes

dynamicafrica:

"Bloom": VLISCO’s Spring 2014 Lookbook.

In their latest Spring 2014 lookbook, Vlisco, the Dutch Wax clothing and textile brand with a strong presence in West and Central Africa, reinterprets florals with their appropriately titled ‘Bloom’ collection.

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blackfashion:


Model: Nylah photographer IG: @bswaggernaut
Apr 17, 2014 / 6,274 notes

blackfashion:

Model: Nylah photographer IG: @bswaggernaut

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naturalblkgirlsrock:

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