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23 Jun

Giving Relevance to African Indigenous Vegetables

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Mary Oyiela Onyango is a Kenyan woman born on the twentieth of February 1959. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Enos and Rosabelle Abukutsa. Mary is the third born of the family amongst eight children which enos and rosabelle had. The both parents loved to their children when Enos saw Mary’s bond to books he supported her with all he had while her mother taught her to be caring and loving. Mary is a graduate of the University of Nairobi, she holds both bachelor's and master’s degree of science in agriculture. She had her primary education in Ematsuli Primary School in Emuhya and her secondary education Bunyore Girls High School in Wekhomo from 1966 to 1976. She got married on 3 April...
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9 Jun

Exploring Traditional Motifs with Painting

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Esther Nikwambi Mahlangu was born in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa, on November 11, 1935. She started painting at the age of ten with a great flair for art. She had her mother and grandmother as a guide and they taught and directed her on how to go about it. The painting had been her family's trademark and it was a tradition among the Ndebele people of South Africa, where young women are isolated from the society for a period of time to be taught the traditional craft. On this traditional hall of fame, Mahlangu started her journey on painting. It was also the tradition of the Ndebele people to pass on the traditional motif of their type of painting to their girl-child...
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19 May

Denise Eugenia Dresser Guerra- Creating Academic Pathways for Latin American Women

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Denise Dresser has a degree in international relations at El Colegio de México, and master's and doctorate in political science at Princeton University. She is a specialist in political science and is a professor at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) where she has taught courses on contemporary Mexican politics and comparative politics since 1991. She is the author of numerous articles about contemporary Mexican politics and relations between Mexico-United States. In 2009 she won the National Journalism Award in the category of best feature article with Open letter to Carlos Slim, along with journalist Carmen Aristegui and writer Carlos Monsiváis, the award is presented annually by the City Council of National Award Journalism "under the premises of autonomy, independence,...
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28 Apr

ASHA KHEMKA: BEARING SCHOLASTIC DREAMS

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Asha Khemka is an Indian Academia, born and raised in a wealthy upper class family in little Sitamarhi in Bihar one of India’s poorest states. Two years after her mother died she was married off to Shankar Lal who is a trauma and orthopedic surgeon. When she was just 13, different men came to meet with her father to marry her. Fortunately, of the 13 different men, her father gave his consent to the family of Mr. Shankar Lal. When Asha and Shankar got married, he was just a 19-year-old young medical student. He later applied for a course in the Royal College Surgeons UK, and his family had to move to the UK in 1978. At that time, the family already...
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