African Identity

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie delivers a TEDx presentation entitled, "We Should All Be Feminists." It generated more than two million views from shares on social media platforms like Twitter. Photo: TEDxTalks/YouTube
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African feminists reclaim twitter with #FeministWhilstAfrican

The internet is increasingly a space for intellectual debates; with the ability to connect with like-minded people with similar interests, one can find people who enjoy discussing literature, scientific advancements or even the lastest piece of fluff holiday reading. Increased internet and mobile penetration in Africa has provided Africans a space to challenge dominant narratives about the continent often advanced by western media, and African feminists recently had their day when #FeministWhileAfrican was trending.

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