This section spotlights travel experiences, articles, and photography covering places and regions I’ve explored in Africa.

Lekki Market, Lagos, Nigeria

Postcard: Selling sculptures at Lekki Market, Lagos

Locally called “Jakande” market after slum buildings in the area, here in this small tucked-away market are stalls upon stalls of artisans selling beads, textiles, handmade crafts, paintings, masks, woodcarvings, and other cultural artifacts…

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Luxor, Egypt - Travel photography by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

Verbatim: Journal entries from Luxor, Egypt + Photos

I always travel with a journal. Most writers do, to quickly pen down notes, observations, experiences, and such. I usually write my notes in an outlined bulleted form as I go through the day. Time permitting at the end of the day, I often try to piece those bulleted notes into a longer form narrative in my journal.

Notes from my journal and photos from Luxor, Egypt…

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