It’s time to talk… about how #BlackLivesMatter and associated movements can support struggles on the African continent as well as African diasporan activists around the globe
Africa Day is a moment unique and yet unremarkable when placed aside any other – be it yesterday or today. This said, through its origins as the anniversary for the former Organisation of African Unity (OAU), we are left with the fragments of memory of an era of Pan-African energy that has since began to fade to grey
Low on money but high on life, what finally comes into focus travelling in South Africa is a separation between people on either side of the road
What is “race”? I was not aware of it growing up. Then I started school. “Well your dad is Ugandan so that makes you Ugandan.” “Doesn’t that make you coloured?” “You kind of look more Indian.” And so I began to define myself in opposition to others.
The AFRICAN must learn that he stands and he speaks for all his people when he opens his mouth. He comes from a land and a history that is simple and homogeneous. He must be protected like the wildlife in the Savannah. It’s a tough role to play.