Deference for our elders is culturally ingrained in us as a sign of deep respect for those who are older or have status in our communities. This young African feminist questions whether this trait is harmful to the movements that women have built up over so many difficult years.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, one of the most fearless Apartheid struggle leaders, was known for her militancy and speaking truth to power. She remained resolute in leading the resistance against the Apartheid regime, earning her the moniker, “Mother of the Nation” for her leading role in the political struggle. We look at some moments in her life in pictures.
March 8 is International Women’s Day, celebrated worldwide. This year, the day is commemorated under the theme “The Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. We celebrate women for just who they are, their achievements and their contributions to the world, whether big or small.
In partnership with the Heinrich Böll Foundation, This is Africa explores the changing meaning of icons and which African leaders qualify as icons.
As the month of March comes to a close, we look at an event that took place in Harare, Zimbabwe in celebration of the International Women’s day. This year, Tag a Life International (TaLI) in partnership with a global mentorship […]
After the recently concluded Ugandan Elections, TIA and Waza asked youth from different walks of life in Kampala to weigh in on the importance of voting, their vision for Uganda, leadership, and what should be the priorities of the electorate. […]
Jozi based filmmaker Tseliso Monaheng caught up with some of our Johannesburg-based contributors to talk about the importance of telling our own stories and the power of online platforms like TIA. Since its inception, This is Africa (TIA) has strived […]
What is beauty? Why do we always have to conform to western preconceived notions of what beauty is?
One of Africa’s most influential writers, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, is ushered in with a prayer before proceeding to address the AKE Festival’s crowd. Ngugi is prolific in both English and Gikuyu storytelling. He belongs to a pantheon of writers whose […]