South African talented artist uMama Esther Mahlangu who was honoured in New York City last year with a mural has received the honour of a mural in her home country. Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa this week unveiled the mural in Newtown, Johannesburg. #CelebratingAfricanLegends
Amos Tutuola has contributed significantly to the resilience of ways of life and worldviews that could easily have disappeared under the weight of colonialism, globalisation and the market economy.
Many people turn to stereotypes and exceptional examples to define a country, its politics and people. This tendency has had a pernicious durability when it comes to the continent of Africa. Indeed, Africa is a continent full of catastrophes, but there are other stories that are not about its challenges and it is just as important, to talk about them.
Fatou Kandé Senghor is a Senegalese artist and filmmaker. She talks about the pan-African icons of her youth, the icons of Senegalese society, and the difficulties of passing on their lessons to her daughters in the digitalised and globalised 21st century.
Instagram supermodel Shudu was an instant sensation, lauded as one of the most beautiful models on the Internet – until the world discovered that she was man-made. This ebony-skinned supermodel is in fact the creation of photographer Cameron James-Wilson.
Whenever people talk about what a never-colonised Africa would look like, I think of what Women who Sleep with Women (WSWs) relationships would look like without gender normativity.
More than half of primary school students in Nairobi attend #privateschools. This is despite the fact that 15 years ago the government implemented a free primary education programme
Today we celebrate Zimbabwe’s first Miss Albinism 2018, 22 year old Sithembiso Mutukura. The pageant, tagged beauty beyond the skin, seeks to create awareness on albinism.
There are so many grooming options open to women today – from a landing strip to a bald Brazilian to covering your vagina in sparkles. Making the vagina look and smell ‘aesthetically pleasing’ – like ensuring it smells of guavas – is a billion-dollar industry. But women – and only women – should be in charge of what their lady parts look like.