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Molara Ogundipe, Poet, Editor, & Founder of the Stiwanist Movement in Feminism, Passes on at 78

The Nigerian professor, poet, critic, editor, activist and leading feminist thinker Molara Ogundipe has passed on at 78. She died on Tuesday, 18 June, in her home in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, Nigeria. One of the most cited theorists in gender studies, she is best known for founding Stiwanism, a sub-movement of feminism. Articulated in her […]

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This is Why Adichie Believes Her Great-grandmother Was a Feminist

  When we talk about the lives of African women in pre-modern times, we tend not to evoke the word feminism. But in a recent interview with UK’s Channel 4 News, Adichie claims that her great-grand mother who lived in pre-christian times was a feminist.  The claim is significant for a few reasons. First of […]

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BP Book Feature | Zainab Omaki’s Side Babies Explores Modern African Love

Zainab Omaki’s Side Babies is a collection of short stories exploring the lives of women. The debut collection comes as a recent addition to the fast growing catalogue of UK-based publishing house Bahati Books. The modern African woman takes center stage in all seven stories inspired by the realities of being female in a place such as Nigeria. […]

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Adichie Celebrates The Swedish Translation of Her Feminist Chapbook With Lovely Video Message

Yesterday, Sweden’s largest publishing house Albert Bonniers Förlag released the Swedish translation of We Should All Be Feminists. Titled Alla Borde Vara Feminister, the translation represents yet another win for a book that has become the go-to document of global feminism. To launch the new translation, Albert Bonniers Förlag partnered with The Swedish Women’s Lobby […]

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Love | by Afoma Umesi | An African Story

Love is patient and kind “He will change. Pray for him. God will do it” sister Fidelia was clutching her bible nodding vigorously as she said the last sentence. “Sister Joy, you have to let God take charge of your marriage. Be patient. Treat him well. I am sure you have not been cooking all […]

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Ibadan Girl at the Stockholm Pride | Ayodele Olofintuade | An Essay

Where Are All the Black People? Their eyes slide away from yours. Your smile is never returned. You’re black, you’re wearing ‘native’ attire… you stick out like a sore thumb. Yes they are black too, and they used to be like you, proudly wearing their ‘native’ prints, but now, all they want is to blend […]

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Catfish | by Wana Udobang | An African Poem

She clutched me in her clay coloured arms Frail and thin Bruised from the warring earth. She suckled me from her fallen breasts Beaten of life. She laid me on her chest Her heart thumping like a steady drumbeat. She told me You will not be catfish Point and kill. They will not choose you […]

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My Button | by Moiyattu Banya | A Feminist Poem

My button was brown but pink in the inside, I liked looking at it, The way it curled at the top, and tucked in at the bottom to protect itself. Blue buttons, small ones. Beauty my rabbit teddy had really nice large pink buttons on her dress. Bathing for the party with Sissy Memuna, every […]

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15 Pieces to Guide Your Understanding of Xenophobia in (South) Africa

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Once again, this September, xenophobic violence was unleashed on other Africans, mostly Nigerians, in South Africa: businesses were closed, shops […]

Johary Ravaloson’s Return to the Enchanted Island Is the Second Novel from Madagascar to Be Translated into English

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In May 2018, we brought news of the first novel by a writer from Madagascar to be translated into English: […]

Sundays at Saint Steven’s | Davina Philomena Kawuma | Poetry

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when god runs out of money (how, no one says) once a week, these days, we come to where the […]

Read the First Excerpt from Petina Gappah’s New Novel, Out of Darkness, Shining Light

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Petina Gappah‘s new novel Out of Darkness, Shining Light was released on 10 September by Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner. […]

We Need To Talk | Muriel Adhiambo | Fiction

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IT WAS A warm, humid night in the lakeside city of Kisumu. Under a starless sky, the women, seated on […]

For World Diabetes Day, Miss BloodSugar Calls for Entries to Competition & Anthology Sponsored by Bella Naija

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Press release: What’s your diabetes story? Are you diabetic? Have you been impacted by the experiences of a family/friend/patient with […]

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