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Watch Rebecca Davis & Haji Mohamed Dawjee Debunk The Myths of Being a Woman Writer

Watch the latest episode of Pap Culture.

South African writers and authors Rebecca Davis & Haji Mohamed Dawjee recently sat down to answer questions curated by the YouTuber trio Pap Culture.


Davis and Dawjee were asked to debunk some myths about being a woman, a woman writer and a writer.

The authors discussed the fragility of male ego, race, the celebrity that comes (or doesn't) with writing a book, among other topics.

They did all this with a touch of humor and sarcasm, which makes you wish the video was a bit longer.

Both Davis and Dawjee will be speaking at the Open Book Festival happening between 5 September and 9 September in Cape Town. They will be discussing their latest books, Self Helpless and Sorry Not Sorry.

For more info on the Open Book Festival, visit their website.

Watch the video below:

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The African Union Condemns Violence Against #EndSARS Protesters in Nigeria

The African Union Commission chairperson has (finally) condemned the deadly violence against protesters calling for an end to police brutality in Nigeria. However, many feel the body's declaration is a little too late.

EWN reports that the African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has "strongly condemned the violence that erupted on 20 October 2020 during protests in Lagos, Nigeria that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries." However, Mahamat's statement did not specifically denounce the actions of the security forces' actions. This past Tuesday, protesters calling for the disbandment of the infamous and an end to police brutality, were shot at by security forces at Lekki Toll Gate. The incident occurred shortly after an abrupt 24-hour curfew had been imposed by the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the AU has called for all involved "political and social actors to reject the use of violence and respect human rights and the rule of law" and recommended that they "privilege dialogue".
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