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About amalembo

I am a Zambian living in the United Kingdom, spent nine months in romania and now living in blog is about my experiences here, there and everywhere

Black African on Tinder

it’s the 21st century and women are proudly taking on various roles in the world.   In addition to child bearing and being wives we are running businesses, working full time and taking control of our lives. There’s no more excuses … Continue reading

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It’s not enough to be indifferent, on the fence or concerned. It’s not enough to say “I have a black friend, I’m not racist. Its not enough for you to watch the news and say “wow, that’s terrible!” then carry … Continue reading

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My Pregnancy Journeys Compared

I’m 9 weeks into raising my second and last EVER child. A boy. Wonderful news especially as I already have a girl. One of each as they say. I’ve heard boys are easier, and they love their mothers more, I … Continue reading

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I’m writing a book

You don’t normally have to write about writing a book but I have had months of writers block so this is me trying to practice and get the hang of it again before I embark on my life’s project. I’ve … Continue reading

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the white mans guide to black hair

Being married to someone of the Caucasian race, I thought I would be  subject to some level of scrutiny regarding my hair. My partner, having lived in Africa for a while, thankfully understood the complexity and sensitivity surrounding my hair. … Continue reading

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A post Brexit immigration

From the charming Bargate constructed in Norman times as part of the southampton city walls ,which was the main gateway to the city,to the Cenotaph, a stone memorial at Watts Park originally dedicated to the casualties of the First World War, to the beautiful parks and the docks, where, just before noon on 10 April 1912, the Titanic began her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. Continue reading

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Powerful, determined, hardworking, accommodating and loving. These are just some of the words that I could use to describe my mother Gladys, who changed her name to Gladness because she wanted to mark a new beginning in her life. After … Continue reading

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  Death comes Unexpectedly! Those are the words from a scene from “Pollyana” a best selling 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter that is now considered a classic of children’s literature and was adapted to screen in the 1960’s film … Continue reading

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Here I am,four days away from the big ‘three O’,lying stomach down flat on the bed hoping I can write a good piece and hopefully flatten my post preggo belly at the same time. Dreams. Multitasking. Ild like to be … Continue reading

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ROMANIA:Loves & Loathes from a Zambian Perspective

As a Zambian living in Romania for almost three months now,I can sum up my experience in one word; Interesting. From the minute I steppef out the plane,it became clear to me that I had become a ‘minority’. I immediately … Continue reading

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