Arts + Culture

Bonang Matheba Wrote a Book and It Sucks—and It's Not Anti-Feminist to Say So

South African media personality Bonang Matheba wrote an autobiography at the age of 30. The prose was unfortunately less than stellar.

Last week Black Twitter was up in arms after media personality and face of Revlon Africa, Bonang Matheba, had her much anticipated memoir, Bonang: From A to B, published by Black Bird Books. However, the social media frenzy was not because South Africans were particularly impressed by the book, in fact, they were anything but.

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Politics

The Real Story Behind #menaretrash, South Africa's Response to Domestic Violence

This hashtag has become the rallying cry for those who want to stop an epidemic of violence and against South African women by their male partners.

#menaretrash is not about singling out individuals says Rufaro Samanga in this op-ed. Instead, it’s a challenge to South Africans to speak out against the epidemic of women murdered at the hands of their male partners

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Op-Ed

It’s Time to Talk About Rape Culture in Côte d’Ivoire

Sexual harassment is rife on the streets of Abidjan, observes Aude Konan, and we must speak out against a culture that enables it.

As a kid I would travel to Abidjan every year to visit my family. It is the land of my blood—the only place in the world where people like me live. The fact that my family tends to treat me like a foreigner when I'm back there wasn't lost on me. But growing up in France, I was used to that treatment. Côte d’Ivoire was a strange yet familiar land, with so much to explore, so many relatives to meet and so much of my history to discover.

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