Chimamanda Adichie on the importance of language as a conduit to culture at the 2018 Igbo Conference. Watch the full video here. Continue reading
Tag Archives: children
Bride Trade. Fighting Tanzania’s child bride tradition.
In Tanzania, it is against the law to marry underage girls. The punishment for those responsible – the husband and the parents of the bride who allowed the wedding to happen – is up to 30 years in prison. Nevertheless, there are families who continue to follow the tradition and attempt to marry their daughters … Continue reading
December plans: Abantu Book Festival
We are well into November and naturally December plans need to be finalized. In case you still don’t know what to do between the 7th and 10th of December here is one great idea. The Abantu Book Festival. The day events are held at the Eyethu Lifestyle Centre in Mofolo, and the night sessions at … Continue reading
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Black Children During Slavery
We should always remember the past. Sourced from Youtube Continue reading
#WCW TOYA DELAZY
Last week, South African musician Toya Delazy announced that she would be the voice behind a new Powerpuff Girl! If you don’t already know The Powerpuff Girls is a cartoon series that follows the lives of three superhero girls and has been a favourite of many since 1996. According to MTV, the fourth member of the team will … Continue reading
Behind the Business : Bathobela can
Who is “Bathobela can”? The 35 years old single mother, Miss Matau Ramapuputla, has managed to raise a beautiful daughter in all of life’s difficulties. Children’s book publisher, author and a woman in I.T, Matau is an Entrepreneur who has a passion for children and changing societal stereotypes about children with special needs. Her daughter, … Continue reading
VIDEO: ‘Black Girl’ by Vuyelwa Maluleke
Vuyelwa Maluleke’s poetry is influenced largely by her urban surroundings, the women within them, the men they choose to love, and the sisters and children they make room for in the world. Watch this talented young lady as she recites her poetry. Sourced from YouTube Continue reading
The most under-rated job in the world : MOTHERHOOD
She’s everything in one, a chef, teacher, psychologist, repairman, magician, singer, doctor, referee, and even a lawyer. Why a lawyer? She could win an argument with a single statement- “because I said so.” You could search high and low for something you’ve lost, and you’re kind of convinced that it’s disappeared off the face of … Continue reading
I’m single because…
Overslept on my wedding day and missed the date. Continue reading
I Am Not Your Stereotype. I Am Not My Hair.
Zodidi Jewel Gaseb conducted a TEDx Talk in Windhoek, Namibia. Watch what this lady has to say about the impacts of Western beauty ideals on women through her personal journey of wearing her hair natural. Continue reading
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