Moses Serubiri, a cultural critic, photographer and curator, converses with Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire about Eddy Kenzo, a Ugandan musician’s rise to international repute despite disapproval from the Ugandan middle class for his failure to speak “proper” English.
The word cougar in its current cultural context sends me into paroxysms of rage. A woman who dates or has sex with a younger man is a cougar and a man who dates younger women is a what? For the older woman there is a strong sense of societal disapproval.
In countries like South Africa and Namibia, names usually have a meaning. They usually signify the event or circumstances surrounding a child’s birth or they represent the parent’s wishes and hopes for a child’s future. The introduction of English names for black people, however, has produced some hilarious results
Green plants have red, hot sex. With all their reproductive ploys, it’s as if they are gently mocking humans and our lack of imagination. Or are they just telling us to up our game?
When President Museveni announced that Arts courses were “useless”, he was tapping into a belief held by many Ugandans raised to believe an office job is the only legitimate form of work, and that artists are failures. We would all be poorer without the arts.
Exploring Johannesburg’s inner-city sex trade: a murky world where women from across Africa sell their bodies for cash. This Is Africa took a walk on the wild side.
The King of Swaziland has 14 wives. Who are these women? Are they gender equality activists in disguise or merely happily married traditionalists? Meet the queens.
In Northern Ghana women are banished from their communities and some are beaten and killed after being accused of witchcraft. Leo Igwe takes a closer look at the region and phenomenon.
In the (re) making of South Africa’s history, the efforts of women were often left out of the dominant narrative. So we celebrate the work of three female artists whose work reclaims the female body, and, in so doing, the South African woman’s place in history