Identity

Boitumelo Rametsi: “I’m Not Afraid To Be Known As The Girl...

Boitumelo Rametsi believes in accepting your present-day self. The Soweto-born and based creative founded Spotted Beauty, a project that evolved from her...

Tackling Identity-Building & Unemployment Through Dialogue

In commemoration of Youth Month, the Democracy Development Program in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung hosted its 4th Annual Youth Indaba...

Author Hafsah Faizal: “Representation Is Not A Fad”

New author Hafsah Faizal joins an illustrious list of authors writing representative fantasy books. Think Sabaa Tahir. Tomi Adeyemi. Renee Ahdieh. Her...

What It Takes To Write About Mental Disorders At 10 Years...

AS TOLD TOeThekwini Municipality held its third Articulate Africa Book and Art Fair, the flagship Literary and...

Deon Maas Reflects On Berlin, Identity And Belonging

Deon Maas packed up his whole life and moved to Berlin with his wife and four dogs to seek new adventures. There,...

Afrophobia, Islamophobia & White Supremacy: Join The Dots

COMMENTTo those who felt that the #ChristChurch attacks represented some white dude's (supremacist) hatred of Islam and Muslims...

Recycling In Brown Families

Global Recycling Day happens on March 18. Created in 2018 it celebrates the importance recycling plays in preserving the planet. It encourages people to...

Chris van Wyk’s Life Comes To Life On Stage

The clanging of prison doors, a single spotlight and Zane Meas on the stage. Starring Meas, the Market Theatre's production of The Storyteller of...

‘A Place For Us’, A Stunning Tale Of Faith And Family

Treading between tradition and the secular and the clash between the self and family, this book tells a stunning tale of faith and family....

For Single Brown Girls At Indian Weddings

Weddings are every unmarried brown girls worst nightmare. There is something very annoying to brown aunties about a single, carefree brown girl. There is...

Why Abantu Book Fest Needs To Reconsider Its White People Stance

The Abantu Book Festival took place for the third year in a row this past weekend, and more people than ever attended. The festival...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Ducks Questions On Transphobia

After almost an hour delay, acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie arrived at the Abantu Book Festival on Friday afternoon. Adichie was in conversation...

5 Reasons We’re Attending Abantu Book Festival

The Abantu Book Festival officially kicked off today and will continue on until Sunday the 9th. For those who don’t already have their tickets...

Ming-Cheau Lin’s “Just Add Rice” Recipe Book Is An Immigration Story

Storyteller, immigrant, copywriter, and cookbook author - for Ming-Cheau Lin it is all these different identities that have come together in the writing of...

Toya Delazy: HIV Affected My Family Too

We asked UNICEF Youth Champion and pop star, Toya Delazy, why it is important for her to join the conversation about HIV and Aids....

Sibahle Collection: A Doll For Everyone

European beauty standards continue to be pervasive in society with most products including toys in the consumer market reaffirming those standards. Sibahle Collection is...

Why Your Veganism Must Be Intersectional

Let’s talk food. No matter which angle we come at it from: food is political. The way the food you eat is produced, controlled,...

Understanding Ukuthwasa And African Healing

Social media has been abuzz in the last few months over celebrities who announce that they are becoming initiates of traditional healing, a process...

How Iran Discriminates Against The Baha’i Minority

On 2 November international civil society alliance Civicus hosted an event that showcased the persecution faced by the Baha’i people by the Islamic theocracy...

Global Solidarity For Writer Barred Entry To Palestinian Literary Festival

Writers have expressed solidarity with prominent Palestinian-American writer Susan Abulhawa who was detained and then deported by Israel. Israel blocked the writer from attending...
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