Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The problem with this type of writing about Africa is that it denies equal humanity to African people. It reveals that this denial is entrenched, embedded deep in our collective subconscious and may never be overcome. And that is truly sad.
International law ignores the African subject in favour of the ‘African project’
Someone who is perfectly able to count in her own language would be assessed as having poor numeracy skills in a language she is very unfamiliar with.
The scars of a 'peaceful' election persist.
The education provided by the Bridge Schools cannot be said to be of an acceptable quality, because it does not equip its learners for freedom.
Let us talk about the black female body as spectacle, as permanent fetish
'When I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it: always.'
Women, supposedly, hold up half the sky
‘When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.’
We reduce a vast and complex reality to a single pasteurised narrative.