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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

Editor's Note: The 2019 Abantu Book Festival takes place from December 5-8. The Abantu Book Festival officially kicked...

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...

Giving White People Honest Feedback About Racism

Noted antiracism practitioner Dr Robin Di Angelo, who coined the term white fragility, talks about how in her workshops she asks people of colour...

The Oral Tradition Behind South African Names

Phumzile Simelane Kalumba first started considering the significance of names when she had to name her own children. She and her husband considered the...

Mohammed Tamimi’s Father: “We Thought He Was Going To Die”

Fadel Tamimi thrusts his smartphone into my face to show me a gory video of doctors removing a bullet from his 15-year-old son's head....

Mandela-Gandhi Peace Walk Comes To SA

A group of seven peace activists from various countries including South Africa, India and Japan have embarked on a peace walk across South Africa...

Why Iran Matters to Africa

What do the human rights of minorities in Iran, in the Middle East, have to do with Africans, writes MAZIAR BAHARI. I started to answer...

#BloodFriday: Coloured Community Say They Are Tired Of Suffering

It was the death of Heather Peterson, a 45-year-old woman from Westbury that sparked the widespread protests amongst the coloured communities in Gauteng. Peterson...

Qarnita Loxton: On Writing Cape Town’s Sex And The City

Born and bred in Cape Town, Qarnita Loxton started writing as a way of keeping herself busy. Being a shy child, she had always...

Magic And Reality Clash In Mohale Mashigo’s “Intruders”

Mohale Mashigo's latest literary offering Intruders is a rollercoaster of a read. Moving from monster-chasing in Bloemfontein to escaping the end of...

Coloured Mentality Wants To Help You To Initiate Change In Cape...

If you're a person of colour with innovative ideas on how to solve structural inequalities in the city of Cape Town, this one's for...

White Liberals Can’t Escape Scrutiny

The attention and political discourse that is emerging as a result of the recent racist outbursts like that of Adam Catzavelos, Vicki Momberg, Penny...

Bunny Chows And Guptas: The Heritage Of South African Indians

The bunny chow: a dish ingrained in the fabric of South African culture. So much so that its successor, the kota, has been credited...
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