A Letter To The Girl Whose Nudes Were Leaked

By Amandla Karungi Many of us leaned back in our chairs, fully clothed and shielded by screens as we watched your virtual take-down. Somebody had found it reasonable to allow your naked body to be scrutinised by the world. The rise of the cyber bully has made what once was meant to be a world […]

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Friends Of The Dead

By Felly Oyuga During my father’s funeral, the chief insisted on giving a short speech, but after he had had something to eat. So after eating, the chief came back to the gathering, tummy full and started his speech. He said that he was in school with my father. My aunt then asked, ‘’which school? […]

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Being Powerful Is A State Of Mind

By Naide Obiang This morning, like few of them lately, is full of uncertainties. But, for philosopher Bob Proctor, “each day holds something good for us. We just have to find it.” The secret is, if we remain faithful to the image of our life that we have created in our mind; such image will […]

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Checking My Feminism: A Turbulent, But Beautiful Love Story

By Afia Kwakyewaa Owusu-Nyantakyi 2017 was an interesting year, given events that happened as well as the conversations that spurred from those events. From dinner tables to online spaces, there were several social issues that erupted and women were right in the thick of it, globally and locally. In my own backyard, Ghana, I want […]

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Spreading Love And Flowers To My Sisters

It is 2:00 am and I am wide awake. I put on my unkempt hair in a messy bun, switch on the lamp, take my writing book, and start scribbling. I can hear the grandfather’s clock ticking and I know that I am the only awake nocturnal being in a household full of sleepy heads. I started writing […]

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A letter to Baba Opembe

  • by Teakisi
  • Sep 13, 2017
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Dear Baba Opembe, I have wanted for so long to write to you a letter. To tell you how my new home is not home without you. But is home anything so physical? I think home is where you are. When you are with me, I feel at home and I am more true to […]

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I Love You

I love you. I love you because you are me. I love you because there will never be another you and you are amazing as you are. I love you, each part of you. As you find yourself outside the bra, I think you are fine, really fine. Just learn to stick a little bit […]

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The Village Is Back!

By Felly Oyuga As African women, we need to realise that one of the best things to happen to us is social media. In the days of old, the African woman had a huge support network. She had access to information from the older women, she had the comradery of her age mates and she […]

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It’s Only Filter

By Josephine Amoako We love to stare at and admire The thousands of photos we find online; They are a source of inspiration For our new wardrobe, wedding and interior décor; We can’t help but wish to be like those on our screens; Smiling, happy, serene, with a perfect background; We sometimes feel urged to […]

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Race Relations: All Downhill From Here

By Attiya Karodia Last year, just a day short of the anniversary of Madiba’s passing, I witnessed an event that jolted me from the Suburban New South Africa dream we’ve seen reiterated in our rainbow nation ads and former model-c schools. Standing at the Gautrain bus station in Rosebank, a well-spoken white man provoked, attacked […]

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