Many critics have questioned the authenticity of Algeria’s “African-ness”. This is part of a greater malaise which unfortunately is becoming more apparent in African international relations. Here we revisit the history Pan-Africanism in relation to Algeria.
My father’s ultimate lesson was this: Give your children “difficult” names. So the world may learn to unfurl its tongue and bow to all the languages they stole along with our brothers and sisters. This is the revolution in our names.
There are quite a few reasons I’ve stopped attending church services, especially in South-Eastern Nigeria. These reasons include the preposterous and stifling rules imposed on women that define what they should and shouldn’t do, as well as the money-centric turn many sermons have taken.
If you are woman of African descent, you already know and live with the daily expectations of how to behave. But what of those women who do not express such characteristics? Are we then considered weak, vulnerable, and in need of toughening up?
The fuss about female pop artists like Nigerian Tiwa Savage posing semi-nude in their music videos or displaying their bodies in public raises some important questions: do women own their own bodies? And why do men feel the need to police female sexuality?
Black, white, colored, slightly brown, Chinese – Rainbow Nation, a beautiful dream that keeps us united and fills us with pride. Yet we keep tripping over our tongue when we communicate across colour lines. This brief guide might help.