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On “harmful cultural practices and norms”

Attending pre-conference events at the International Conference on AIDS and STIS in Africa (ICASA) 2015 in Harare, which starts tomorrow, the phrasing “addressing harmful cultural norms and practices” comes up often. Specifically in the context of gender and HIV this … Continue reading

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“Giving birth to my father” at the Cape Town Fringe

A friend of mine, Lihle Dhlomo, is performing at the Cape Town Fringe! Her one woman piece, written by Wiseman Mncube, is titled “Giving Birth to my Father” and is playing at the Alexander Bar in town. You can check … Continue reading

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Speak like a scurvy pirate today!

Ahoy mateys! This day be international speak like a pirate day! T’ official holiday o’ t’ church o’ t’ flyin’ spaghetti monster it be (but ye can celebrate it even if ye believe in somethin’ else up thar); so for … Continue reading

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The world upside down… kinda sorta

My new South-up world map at my desk at home… I used to hang regular maps upside down, but just got irritated by the upside down writing. OTDmaps makes these maps, and I love them; why should North be up? There is … Continue reading

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South Korea’s real deal with race

I’ve just read a post on Africa is a Country, a blog I follow eagerly for its insightful comments on how Africa is seen and portrayed. However, this post in particular left me somewhat frustrated, not because the base argument … Continue reading

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City Press and Haffajee: whose racism is it?

A twitter storm has broken out in the past days regarding City Press’ Editor-in-Chief Ferial Haffajee tweet regarding “[…] naked racism on display yesterday. […]” referring to an internal meeting and what she considered a racist attack against two white … Continue reading

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Open letter to the Internet

A rough timeline for your perusal: Sinead O’Connor wrote her open letter to Miley Cyrus Then, Amanda Palmer wrote an open letter to Sinead O’Connor Followed by Ann Magnuson writing an open letter to an open letter Polly “Superstar” Witthaker … Continue reading

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