Tag: Issue 83

Where are you from?

Identity Interrogation and the assumptions of African experiences

Identity Interrogation is a commonplace experience for Yabome Gilpin-Jackson, a black African woman, who was born in Germany, grew up in Sierra Leone and studied in Canada and America. She has lived in Canada half of her life, but is still asked the question: “Where are you from?” Her recently released book, Identities: A short story collection, is a compilation of experiences on global African identities that spark dialogues that go beyond stereotypes and assumptions of African experiences.

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Pioneers: Swazi Queen Labotsibeni

Founder-financier of Abantu Batho

Stateswoman and founder-financier of Abantu Batho – Swazi Queen-Mother Labotsibeni Mdluli was a force to be reckoned with. In celebration of the International Women’s Day on 8 March, we honour the role of ‘forgotten’ African women in the fight against colonialism. We salute Queen-Mother Labotsibeni Mdluli of Swaziland, a stateswoman and founder of Abantu Batho.Queen Labotsibeni was born in 1858 at eLuhlekweni northern Swaziland…

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