Women who slay

What It Means To Wear A Headscarf And Play Sport

When Zahraa Hendricks ran onto the field to play her first rugby match with the University of Cape Town (UCT), she had...

“You” Author Caroline Kepnes Talks Stalking, Book Snobs And Writing

The chilling series ‘You’ took Netflix by a storm when it was released in September 2018. It followed a charming bookstore manager whose crush on an aspiring writer turned real sinister real quick.

Bontle Senne On Writing Girls With Power And Magic

Bontle Senne writes about myth and magic and kickass girls in her Shadow Chasers series. The series is the perfect reading for 9-12 year...

Angie Thomas Delivers Again With A YA Ode To Hip Hop

Meet Bri, her full name is Brianna and her friends call her Breezy. She's 16, black, and she lives in Trump's America. Bri dreams...

‘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....

The 9 Most Badass Women In YA

As girls who have lived most of our lives with our noses in books we have come to befriend some wonderful literary characters. Some...

‘The Last Words Of Rowan Du Preez’ Explores Truth And Justice

It was 2012 in the Cape Flats in Mfuleni. Demanding better police services in Khayelitsha, community activists Angy Peter and Isaac Mbadu were raising...

In Conversation With The Unstoppable Artist Céline Tshika

Céline Tshika can’t be boxed into just one art genre. She is a writer, singer, actor, and blogger. From the Democratic Republic of Congo...

These Bones Will Rise Again Is An Intimate Telling Of Zimbabwean...

Much of history is told from the position of "Big Men" who oft gloss over or ignore the contributions made by women and the...

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...

Ada Hegerberg Deserves RESPECT

It's nearly the end of 2018 and we are still having the exact same conversations about women in football. Conversations constantly arise calling for...

The Forgotten Women Series Uncovers The Untold Histories Of Women

World history remembers certain people better than others. Our records are dominated by white men from the West who supposedly led, conquered, and created...

In Conversation With Fatimah Asghar

Muslim, American, Pakistani-Kashmiri, poet, writer - in her debut poetry collection, Fatimah Asghar reflects on navigating those identities through questions of race, history, sexuality,...

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...

Resurrecting Mam’ Winnie: In Conversation With Sisonke Msimang

“I don’t think I would have written the book if Winnie Mandela was still alive,” Sisonke Msimang says, speaking on the phone from Australia....

5 Reasons To Read Esi Edugyan’s ‘Washington Black’

Can a person who was enslaved ever be free? This is the question Canadian author Esi Edugyan grapples with in her masterpiece novel: Washington...

Sisonke Msimang Gives Winnie Madikizela-Mandela The Complexity She Deserves

When Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away on 2 April this year we, as South Africans, didn’t quite know what to do with her legacy....

Vote For Caster and Luvo For IAAF Athlete Of The Year!

Caster Semenya has been on fire this year. In spite of all the obstacles she has had to face, Semenya has continued racking up...

Bonang Matheba Will Host The People’s Pageant

“The People’s Pageant is about pushing boundaries and changing the game.” said The People’s Pageant South Africa host Bonang Matheba said at the launch...

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...
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