It’s not just about hair – it’s about racism. An orphanage manager narrates the difficulty of raising confident young black and coloured girls an a world that constantly tells them ‘white is right’.
The nuances of identity are hinted at but perhaps not explored thoroughly enough in this intriguing book, says Farai K Dzvairo
Islam is sacrosanct in Northern Nigeria. Suffice to say that denouncing the religion can come with dire consequences. It’s just not something you do. Last year, a young man named Mubarak Bala from Kano bravely did just that. He announced he was an atheist and humanist, and rejected Islam. This came with serious consequences, including alienation from family and friends, physical assaults and death threats. It’s been over a year since this happened and TIA wanted to speak to Mubarak to hear what he had to say and to see how he was doing.
The Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi constitute a site embracing almost 30 ha of hillside within Kampala district. It is a major example of an architectural achievement in organic materials. The site’s main significance lies, however, in its intangible values of belief, spirituality, continuity and identity.
Sharon Sigauke discusses barrenness and infertility in African families, and the blame that is invariably placed on women.
Good morning Africa from the culturally rich Rwanda, a landlocked country located in East Africa, whose green mountainous landscape has earned it the nickname “Land of a Thousand Hills”
A Nigerian businessman, Taofick Okoya, created a doll which has grown so big that it now outsells the legendary Barbie dolls in Nigeria
Whereas regular folks on the continent have demonstrated in solidarity against the extrajudicial killings in America, the thugs in power have remained mute. One could only imagine what the outcry from Africa would be if we still had leaders like Kwame Nkrumah
If you’ve ever told a black beauty she’s “pretty for a dark skinned woman”, or even unknowingly said something offensive, this is for you