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Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee became Africa’s first social media editor in a newsroom at the Mail & Guardian, where she went on to work as deputy digital editor and a disruptor of the peace through a weekly column. A stint as the program manager for Impact Africa – a grant-disbursing fund for African digital journalists – followed. She now pursues her own writing full time by enraging readers of EWN and Women 24 with weekly and bi-monthly columns respectively. She also contributes to the Sunday Times and a range of other publications. Mohamed Dawjee's inaugural book of essays: Sorry, not sorry: Experiences of a brown woman in a white South Africa, is due for release by Penguin Random House in April 2018.Follow her on Twitter: @sage_of_absurd
Islam and the first feminists
Islam and the first feminists
Women in Islam have slayed (with the sword and otherwise) for years. It’s a fact. But these facts are secrets. Just don’t read the Qur’an...
Old school barber, new school politics
Old school barber, new school politics
Cut the past out of your hair. It’s a philosophy I have lived by for as long as I can remember. You see, in some cultures, your hair is the place...
Manstrology for the patriachy
Manstrology for the patriachy
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Why the M&G and other newsrooms need more women
Why the M&G and other newsrooms need more women
The story headlined...
Heads up, it's Helen Zille
Heads up, it's Helen Zille
Penguin Books has announced that the poster child for the white middle class, Helen Zille, has just signed a book deal.
Heigh-ho, it's off to Nkandla we go
Heigh-ho, it's off to Nkandla we go
A great South African prince called President Jacob Zuma lost the plot in terms of the politics of the land and was losing friends even faster...
Jock Safari Lodge: Explorers camp it up in luxury
Jock Safari Lodge: Explorers camp it up in luxury
It’s not hard to imagine a sudden rustling in the bush waking you from an afternoon nap in a campsite. It could be anything. Most times your...
Greece Crisis: It’s all Greek to me
Greece Crisis: It’s all Greek to me
I am not an economics major and this whole Greece crisis thing has confirmed that – in more ways than just having some tertiary education piece...
Ditch 'pay back the money' and other grim fairy tales
Ditch 'pay back the money' and other grim fairy tales
I don’t know about you, but I am starting to find the whole “pay back the money” debacle quite exhausting. It’s not that I want another...
Zuma hosts al-Bashir at Nkandla
Zuma hosts al-Bashir at Nkandla
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Zuma went “he, he, he, he”, all the way home
Zuma went “he, he, he, he”, all the way home
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Why the Caitlyn Jenner conversation is crucial
Why the Caitlyn Jenner conversation is crucial
Why the overwhelming support for the transition of Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, from one sex to another?