I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for reading these posts and engaging with me. I'm so happy that this blog has given me a platform to meet so many incredible people; to be continuously inspired and; to share the sometimes tough, but always enlightening, lessons that business and life in general throw my way. I look forward to more great discoveries and learning, new relationships and further exchange in 2014!
For this year's round-up, I've decided to do things a little bit different and feature the posts that were most popular each month. Enjoy.
Budding social entrepreneurs take note. Here's one young woman who's determined to create great experiences that are mutually beneficial for all involved. Check out Laura's new project too, Merkato.
One of my favourite interviews of the year too. But I must say that there were some pretty special interviews this year – featuring renowned musicians, fashion entrepreneurs, food bloggers, photographers, filmmakers, artists and more. They all reinforce that success is achieved when you have a vision; you decide you're going to make it happen and; you keep at it. Onwards and upwards!
Girl power, in its full complicated glory, is available in these great novels that will delight women, young and older alike.
Exploring that tricky terrain. What constitutes 'African' and does the label unnecessarily confine us?
Last year I dropped about 2 dress sizes, without really even intending to. I'll be running a health reset challenge which you are all welcome to join. Sign up to the mailing list and get more details as soon as they're out.
Two sides to every story. Where do you stand?
Fikile Dube's combinations of colour, pattern and texture have been a big hit.
Black super heroes go mainstream in this exhibition curated by Creative Director, Jon Daniel. It's still on – until February 2014.
Christine does it again (and again) with her super funky interpretation of a fabric that, many of us in the east part of the continent have grown up with.
One of my favourite posts of the year! I'm so happy to have been able to share this with you all.
Yup, another shoe post! Indeed, as the cliché goes, you can never have too many …
Bonus: Most popular Afri-love post of all-time
Nancie's interview, from years ago, still holds this spot! Looking at the blog's analytics is always fascinating.
What did you enjoy most this year and what do you want more of in 2014?
Images: Please visit the respective posts for image details
- The Wisdom of Crowds: A Collection of Treasures from 4 Years of Afri-love
- The Best of 2012: Art, Design, Interviews, Commentary & Music
- The Best of 2011: Interviews; Fashion, Interior and Furniture Design; Music Discoveries; Commentary
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