WE DON’T REALLY WRITE WHAT WE LIKE*

Haji Mohamed Dawjee** No one owns their stories and the telling of them like white male writers. They are given endless opportunities for it. They can write about anything. They can pen rants about white-men problems and white-men wealth. They can wax lyrical about cars and boats and spaceships. They can have reams and reams … Continue reading WE DON’T REALLY WRITE WHAT WE LIKE*

The Making of a Feminist Political Constituency or How to Theorize a Bonobo Sisterhood Polity

*Emmah Wabuke How can we convert women into a feminist political force rather than political footstools of the more quintessential polities, such as ethnicity? This post has no answer. Instead, it provides a roadmap, through a series of questions, which will hopefully lead the reader into a working formula on HOW to create a feminist … Continue reading The Making of a Feminist Political Constituency or How to Theorize a Bonobo Sisterhood Polity

History and Violence, responding to white supremacy: America and South Africa in the Trump era… A retelling of the event

Wami Kolawole* What do you mean when you say the Trump era? And how true is that assertion in the context of South Africa and even Africa’s realities? That was the first question problematizing our chosen topic, in what would turn out to be an intimate but highly stimulating discussion. To this initial salvo, the … Continue reading History and Violence, responding to white supremacy: America and South Africa in the Trump era… A retelling of the event

Trickling Down the Weinstein Effect: Enter the Bonobo Sisterhood

Emmah Wabuke* Following the expose about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual predatory behaviour, many were quick to show support for the women accusers.  This public response is best summarised by the ‘We Believe You’ tone in the now-controversial Lena Dunham’s tweet: ‘The woman who chose to speak about their experience of harassment by Harvey Weinstein deserve our … Continue reading Trickling Down the Weinstein Effect: Enter the Bonobo Sisterhood