Not Your African Cliché
About This Show
Hosted by four Nigerian women, Not Your African Cliché is a podcast that highlights the complex stories of Africans on the continent and in the diaspora. Drawing from their experiences on at home and abroad, the ladies of NYAC have conversations every other week that range from African literature and travel, to politics and activism. With healthy servings of laughter, snark and critical analysis, NYAC Podcast challenges myths and assumptions about the African continent and its people.
Most Recent Episode
NYAC S3 E10: Human Trafficking, Libya and (Sub-Saharan) Africa's Economic Migrants
Happy 2018! On this episode (the last one recorded in 2017) we speak with Sarah (sarahadeyinka.com) a humanitarian worker who works with migrants and victims of trafficking. She tells us about her experience working with Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) rescuing migrant boats in international waters. We talk about our understanding of trafficking, explore the motivations of migrants, unpack some (Nigerian) cultural norms that can be inhumane, and discuss the Libyan slave markets and factors that contributed to their presence.
My Family’s Slave (account of Filipino immigrant family with domestic worker slave) https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/06/lolas-story/524490/
This American Life episode about Eritrean migrants trapped in Sinai dessert https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/502/this-call-may-be-recorded-to-save-your-life
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong’s Ella & Louis Christmas (Album)
Travis Greene’s Crossover (Album)
Pentatonix’ Christmas albums
Michael Bublé’s Chrirstmas (Album)
BuzzFeed’s Thirst Aid Kit (Podcast)
Alyssa Cole’s An Extraordinary Union
Brené Brown’s Braving the Wilderness
Orphan Black’s Final Season (TV Show)