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Feminists We Love: Professor Amina Mama

October 24, 2014
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Feminism is the theory, philosophy, politics and practices of the movement for women’s liberation. It has numerous manifestations all over the world. It offers us tools and strategies for demystifying and working to change the myriad historical and material realities that oppress and exploit women. I prefer to refer to “feminism in Africa” or...
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Who would we be if we did not speak? A letter for Yara

July 31, 2014
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Who would we be if we did not speak?  A letter for Yara

“A dream will make us fight to see it come true. An expectation will lead to passivity and probably to disappointment.” ~ Mu Sochua On June 21, 2014, in Cairo, Egypt, a 28-year old Egyptian activist Yara Sallam was arrested by the authorities for participating in a peaceful demonstration calling for the repeal of...
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J. Crew Is Into African Fashion Now?

July 7, 2014
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Bikini from J. Crew's Bantu African Swimwear Collection

To kickoff swimsuit season, J. Crew announced the launch of its Bantu African swimwear line. Perhaps best known for its summer in the Hamptons look, J. Crew has now joined the “African” fashion trend. In recent years, a number of other U.S.- and Europe-based companies have started mass-producing imitations of African textiles and silhouettes. Instead...
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Feminists We Love: Yara Sallam

July 1, 2014
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Yara Sallam

Editors’ Note (July 1, 2014): The Feminist Wire stands in solidarity with our sisters in Egypt. On Saturday (June 21, 2014), Yara Sallam was arrested by Egyptian authorities while participating in a peaceful demonstration calling for the repeal of the Protest and Public Assembly Law (Law 107), which gives officials the discretion to ban any protest without justification. The law also allows...
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Feminists We Love: Fadzai Muparutsa

May 30, 2014
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Fadzai Muparutsa

May 25th was African Liberation Day (ALD).  The Feminist Wire is celebrating ALD with two interviews of African Feminists We Love: Fadzai Muparutsa, a Zimbabwean queer feminist activist and Amina Doherty, a Nigerian feminist ARTivist, whose interview was published on May 25, 2014.  “We rise up and come together as Africans globally, working for a...
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Feminists We Love: Amina Doherty

May 25, 2014
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Amina Doherty
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May 25th is African Liberation Day (ALD).  The Feminist Wire is celebrating ALD with two interviews of African Feminists We Love: Amina Doherty, a Nigerian feminist ARTivist, and Fadzai Muparutsa, a Zimbabwean queer feminist activist whose interview will be published on May 30, 2014.  “We rise up and come together as Africans globally, working...
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There is one path and one path only, it is the path towards embodied liberations

February 24, 2014
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Gloria Joseph, Audre Lorde, Ellen Kuzwayo and other Sisters from South Africa (pre- the ending of the Apartheid regime) 
copyright: Dagmar Schultz

By Jessica Horn Editors Note: We were scheduled to post a reflection by Jessica Horn later in this second week of our global forum celebrating Audre Lorde’s life and living legacy. However, we recently learned that the Ugandan President *just* signed the Anti-Homosexuality bill into law.  There is no time like the present. For most of...
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Queer African Reader: A Review

January 9, 2014
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By Rita Nketiah and Rose Afriyie In the past decade, African sexual minorities have received increasing attention. 2013 alone saw numerous headlines most notably around  the murder of activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon and the passage of  the “Anti-Homesexuality” and “Same Sex Marriage Prohibition” bills in Uganda and Nigeria respectively. But there is much...
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Race and The Invisible Cloak of “Black”

August 28, 2013
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Race in America: a story on becoming racialized with blackness while an immigrant

By Kuukua Yomekpe Two years into living in the U.S. a carload of Anglo American boys tried to run my two younger sisters and me over in an empty parking lot, yelling epithets, revving up their engine and doing donuts. Among the words, “Nigger” stood out. Not “monkey” not “jungle” but “Nigger.” It was 1997....
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White People Talking to White People about Social Justice: Why “Book of Mormon” Just May Be Doing Something Right

August 7, 2013
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By Sayantani DasGupta Like Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s other collaboration, television’s Southpark, Broadway’s Book of Mormon is crass, potty-mouthed, and frequently offensive. But among all the things it does ‘wrong’ — it actually may be doing something right. I know, I know. As a progressive woman of color, I should probably be horrified by the show....
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