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African Women Voices

Viola Davis Emmy’s Speech on Black Women

This does not strictly relate to African women but the speech Viola Davis* gave when winning the 67th Emmy Award for  Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series is just … Continue reading

21 September 2015 · Leave a comment

Are Novels on Africa Offering Us Poverty-Porn?

What comes to mind when I say “Africa”? Is it the dressless child with flies all over his face? Maybe a woman thin as only problematic anorexic models can be, … Continue reading

27 August 2015 · 2 Comments

Ever Heard of the Virginity Test?

I have heard and watched scaring things about the treatment of women when it comes to their virginity. Some information were passed to me through the Iranian literature which I … Continue reading

26 May 2015 · 6 Comments

The Africa Century?

Africa is in the news again, and as is so often the case, the reason is tragic. The drowning deaths of hundreds of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean has … Continue reading

23 May 2015 · 1 Comment
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