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Jack And The Beanstalk Returns To The Joburg Theatre

Backstage and on stage is a hive of activity. There is less than a week left before the opening of the Jack...

“The Deathless Girls” Tells The Story Of Dracula’s Brides

Throughout history, women’s stories had been untold and mistold. Women’s contributions have been left out completely or they have been misrepresented. This...

Tackling Menstruation Stigma Through Education

For many menstruators around the world, getting ones period for the first time or every time after that is a frightening experience....

Kahindo Mateene: “The African Fashion Industry Needs More Investment”

Bright reds, purples, yellows, and greens characterise designer Kahindo Mateene’s collection launched at the African International Fashion (AFI). AFI is a platform...

Being Lesbian In Nigeria: ‘Under The Rainbow’ Doccie Tells The Human...

Queer Nigerians exist and are as complex and human as everybody else. This is the message behind Pamela Adie’s documentary ‘Under The...

7 African Writers To Add To Your Reading List

It’s always a good time to read, especially if it’s a great book by authors from the African continent. Whether they are...

Five Things From Our Interview With Jamaican Author Nicole Dennis-Benn

“What do we lose when we choose ourselves, especially as women?” asks Jamaican author Nicole Dennis-Benn. The Daily Vox spoke with Dennis-Benn...

Rana Ayyub On Fascism In India

Around 2010 journalist and writer Rana Ayyub went undercover in Gujarat, India. Posing as an American film student armed with eight cameras,...

Sarah Ladipo Manyika On Her Best-Selling Novel In Dependence

Researching for my interview with Sarah Ladipo Manyika, I came across a Facebook post where she expressed her joy at being in...

Talking Islamic Social Justice With ‘Lady Imam’ Amina Wadud

In the conversation on the intersection between Islam and gender, there is no name quite as well-known as Professor Amina Wadud. Both...

Ming-Cheau Lin Makes Sense Of A Confused Identity In ‘Yellow And...

Yellow And Confused is the latest release from cookbook author, blogger and storyteller Ming-Cheau Lin. It is a deeply personal and in-depth...

Dr. T’s Sexual Health And Pleasure Guide Is Deeply Political And...

“I still can’t believe that it’s only been a week since we launched,” says Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng affectionately known by most as...

Dr Tlaleng On Advocating For Sexual Rights

BOOK EXTRACT Doctor Tlaleng Mokokeng is an internationally renowned health activist, doctor and writer. In her latest book Dr...

The River’s Sindi Dlathu Vows To Serve Viewers With More Unmatched...

Since it was first aired in January 2018 on DStv’s 1Magic channel, the telenovela The River has been talk of the town...

10 Books Celebrating The Complexity Of Women

Novelist Kamila Shamsie challenged the books industry to publish no new titles by men for a year in 2018. Shamsie called for...

Banyana Banyana’s 5 Biggest Wins

After an unsuccessful World Cup Banyana Banyana had a lot to prove going into the COSAFA Women’s World Cup. And prove themselves...

Maths & Physics For Toddlers: Making It Fun At The Earliest...

AS TOLD TO A 30-year-old physicist and post-doctorate research fellow at the University of Pretoria, Thabsile Thabethe, recently published...

Nicole Dennis-Benn’s ‘Patsy’ Is A Brave Take On Freedom And Motherhood

Societies have reproduced motherhood almost as a state of martyrdom. In becoming mothers, women are expected to forfeit themselves and adhere to...

#IStandWithIlhan: Ilhan Omar Pushes Pro-BDS Bill Despite Harsh Criticism

NEWS ANALYSIS United States congresswoman Ilhan Omar has been through the most, but she won’t be deterred. Despite United...

Conjuring Soft Magic With Storyteller Upile Chisala

“Growing up, I never read books by black women,” the Malawian storyteller Upile Chisala told an audience at the Sandton Exclusive Books...
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