African culture

 
Doek on Fleek: The women cheering on more women to wrap themselves in success
Doek on Fleek: The women cheering on more women to wrap themselves in success
They are two women: one from a well-off family in Johannesburg, the other from a township in Port Elizabeth. In just two months, they’ve set the...
Five internet gems to make you feel old and uncool
Five internet gems to make you feel old and uncool
Unlabelled magazine: Being on this website feels like being inside the pages of an endless fashion...
Urban klevas should respect rural rituals
Urban klevas should respect rural rituals
Urbanites do not take kindly to the rituals of tribal villages. But those of us living in small towns have the advantage of exposure to the rich...
Hold hands in friendship - and be proud to be an African
Hold hands in friendship - and be proud to be an African
There is a photograph I remember of former president Nelson Mandela walking hand in hand with Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe. There is also one...
Medicine wedded to African humanism
Medicine wedded to African humanism
The historical profile of Dr Michael Gelfand – a colonial Southern African doctor – offers a unique opportunity not only for comprehending our...
Africa to get its own web encyclopedia
Africa to get its own web encyclopedia
As a fourth-generation clan chief of a village in rural Cameroon, Gaston Donnat Bappa's daily life is steeped in tradition.The 200 residents of the...
When the chips are downed
When the chips are downed
My 34-year-old cousin and her husband are going to have their third child soon and I was invited to the little bun's baby shower at the weekend....
The second wife's wedding
The second wife's wedding
The voyeur and keen observer of human nature in me could not resist when I was invited to attend a friend's wedding in the Eastern Cape.
Of culture and cowardice
Of culture and cowardice
Intrigue and uncertainty of envelop South African politics. Perhaps that's why traditional values are being employed now in the service of...
If only Ngugi wa Thiong'o knew
If only Ngugi wa Thiong'o knew
I tried, but the problem was I turned 18 in the 1980s. That's when I first walked into Bubbles Discotheque in Nairobi wearing a second-hand Hugo...
To make a king
To make a king
I was travelling in Uganda a few months ago and walked into a bookstore in a small town near the Rwanda border and bought a school history text. As...
Sudan's lesson in patience
Sudan's lesson in patience
'Living in a country that has come out of a 21-year civil war, that still battles with the issue of Darfur, gets to you, but the people are...

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