I was about 10 years old at a beach in South Africa, walking hand in hand with my mother past a group of men. One of them grabbed my hand and jerked me towards them. My mother then pulled me to her, reminding them I am just a child. “Sizothatha wena ke.” “We’ll take you then.” AContinue Reading
Mental Health Awareness Month is upon on us. In many of our African communities, mental health is disregarded mostly due to lack of knowledge resulting in abandonment and neglection of people suffering from these illnesses. It is time we #BreakTheStigma and promote mental health education in our continent.
By popular demand, Ivery Arie: The Contemporary African Woman has finally launched, Guy’s Corner. In many African cultures, a man must fulfill marital rights that includes paying a “bride price.” Does bride price contradict the idea of gender equality? What does it mean for the Contemporary African Woman?