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Esther Mahlangu, the matriarch of contemporary Ndebele art, receives honorary doctorate
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Africans rising Esther Mahlangu, the matriarch of contemporary Ndebele art, receives honorary doctorate

At the age of 82, internationally acclaimed Ndebele artist Esther Nikwambi Mahlangu will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Johannesburg for “her legacy as a cultural entrepreneur, skillfully negotiating local and global worlds, and as an educator,” said the executive dean of the UJ Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Prof Federico Freschi

On the Road to Bamenda with my Dead Grandfather
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Lifestyle On the Road to Bamenda with my Dead Grandfather

As a nurse in the colonial civil service, my maternal grandfather, Ndumma, travelled all over Nigeria and Southern Cameroons. Recently, we retraced Grandpa’s journey from Ahaba to Bamenda in time for his granddaughter’s wedding. I have no idea how the old man came to go along. He probably overheard us planning the trip, for his grave is not a dozen feet from the family house.

Ugandan mother launches Black Girls Magazine in Canada to fight exclusion
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Politics and Society Ugandan mother launches Black Girls Magazine in Canada to fight exclusion

The idea of the Black Girls Magazine was born after Annette Bazira-Okafor, a Ugandan mother living in Canada realized that the magazines her daughters and her friends were reading had something missing, no true representation of the experiences of black girls. Bazira-Okafor, a PhD student at U of T’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, decided to create Black Girls Magazine to address the exclusion of the experiences and lived realities of young black girls.