Renowned Ugandan feminist and queer rights advocate Dr. Stella Nyanzi has released her second poetry book. The racy title preempts 147 poems, ten cartoons by East Africa’s best satirists, and two essays by leading Ugandan literati involved in the liberation struggle.
In this week’s cartoon we celebrate International Women’s Day. This year the day is commemorated under the theme #BreaktheBias to raise awareness and fight fo a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination.
Pres Uhuru Kenyatta retreated to Sagana State Lodge for the fourth time in February to explain the rift with his deputy William Ruto. The Sagana meetings have elicited mixed and jaundiced feelings from Kenyans. Kenyatta has lamented that Ruto is “too risky for the country,” but when did Kenyatta realise Ruto was dangerous for the country? What did he do about it? Apart from endless lamentations?
Nkrumah’s rhetorical vision used the politics of the crowd to build a postcolonial community outside of the conscripts of colonialism.
A crisis brings out the best and the worst in people, as a Zimbabwean student fleeing Ukraine puts it. Eyewitness accounts about Africans singled out, denied passage and even beaten by border authorities show humanity at its basest. How did we get here and how do we proceed?
The country’s political landscape is muddied by sexist language that glorifies the belittling of women in leadership.
The war in Ukraine is a senseless endeavour. The pain and fear facing Ukrainians who have found themselves in an impossible situation is hard to witness. This is why it is alarming but unsurprising that even in this crisis there is space for racism and discrimination.
Modzi Arts, which supports the creative community in a country that otherwise ignores them, showcases two artists who interrogate climate change, culture and charity in Africa.
Makeba, who would have turned 90 on 4 March 2022, was a hugely influential artist and an icon of African liberation and identity.