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There is one path and one path only, it is the path towards embodied liberations

February 24, 2014
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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Posted in Activism, Audre Lorde, Black Women, Bodies, Feminism, LGBTQI, Sexism, Sexuality, Women of Color | 3 Comments »

Queer African Reader: A Review

January 9, 2014
queer african reader

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
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

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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Feminists We Love: Yara Sallam

March 1, 2013

Yara Sallam is the Women Human Rights Defenders Program manager at Nazra for Feminist Studies, the first program in Egypt that focuses on women human rights defenders.  Yara previously worked as a professional legal assistant at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) in The Gambia, as researcher on Freedom of Religion...
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Ex-Liberia President Charles Taylor Guilty of War Crimes

April 26, 2012

In a historic ruling, a U.N.-backed court on Thursday convicted ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor of war crimes during a conflict that left 50,000 dead. Taylor, 64, was charged with murder, rape, conscripting child soldiers and sexual slavery during intertwined wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone. However, the tribunal found Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes...
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Malawi Swears in First Woman President

April 11, 2012

  Last Saturday Joyce Banda was sworn in as president of Malawi, replacing former president Bingu wa Mutharika after his death. She becomes Africa’s second woman head of state, and the first in southern Africa. Banda built her career as a tireless activist for women’s political and social empowerment and the protection of children....
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