Enajite Efemuaye journeys to the Nanna Living History Museum in Delta State, Nigeria, to learn more about the life and times of Nanna Olomu, an Itsekiri chief and merchant who died in 1916.
Mark Namaswa journeys to Koobi Fora, an archaeological site in northern Kenya where archaeologists recently discovered a set of footprints dating back about 1,4 million years.
It’s not just about hair – it’s about racism. An orphanage manager narrates the difficulty of raising confident young black and coloured girls an a world that constantly tells them ‘white is right’.
The nuances of identity are hinted at but perhaps not explored thoroughly enough in this intriguing book, says Farai K Dzvairo
Did you know: Kerma (also known as Dukki Gel) was the capital city of the Kingdom of Kerma which existed 5,500 years ago and was located in present day Sudan. Producing decades of research and excavations, Kerma is one of the largest archaeological sites in ancient Nubia. Here are 7 cool facts on Kerma from Professor Charles Bonnet.
Unlike the majority of white Zimbabweans, Dirk Frey of the Occupy Africa Unity Square movement dares to raise his voice against Robert Mugabe’s government. Kudzayi Zvinavashe caught up with Frey to chat about his life, heritage and activism.
Thanks Africa! We have had a lot of positive feedback from you about our new “This Is My Africa” campaign which aims to promote positive images about our continent. We asked you to show us your Africa and you did. We will be publishing an article with your submissions every week so Keep them coming! Here are a few of the great submissions we have received already.
People are calling it patently “racist”. Others say it has so many offensive stereotypes about Africa assembled in one piece it’s almost a masterpiece. That’s how the internet is reacting to a piece by Louise Linton, a self-described ‘skinny white muzungu with long angel hair’ who somehow managed to turn the horror of the war in the Congo into a vacuous “White Saviour” personal growth story with all the attendant clichés. For many, it’s almost too infuriating for words.
Knowing your body and thinking of your vagina beyond its sexual and reproductive function are the first steps towards pride and dignity, says Lineo Segoete