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Kiri Rupiah

Kiri Rupiah

Kiri Rupiah is the Mail & Guardian’s social media editor. 
New year, new classism
New year, new classism
It’s the most stressful time of the year, when we start over by making expensive, ill-thought-out promises to ourselves, which almost always...
Kisimusi is’fikile. Mari yako chete
Kisimusi is’fikile. Mari yako chete
In monetary terms the journey to Harare is easily quantified.
Manning up to the epidemic
Manning up to the epidemic
The Philandoda clinic run by medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is tucked away in a discreet corner of Eshowe’s busy...
Whose black excellence is it?
Whose black excellence is it?
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This is the end
This is the end
It takes a rare and rational human to take actual comfort in being told “time heals all wounds”, that “you’ll get over it eventually” and...
Mind the gender pain gap
Mind the gender pain gap
As with pay, opportunities and promotions, women get short shrift when it comes to their pain being taken seriously. Women in pain get less...
The hard labour of pregnancy
The hard labour of pregnancy
In the Liberian town of Smell No Taste, a 28-year-old woman overcame unimaginably horrific odds only to inadvertently become the face of maternal...
Evolving, cynical and everything in between
Evolving, cynical and everything in between
‘The African project of succession also designates this same configuration of its locus of creativity. In effect in the early 1960s, the...
White woman, reject racism
White woman, reject racism
The world is reeling from the events that took place in Charlottesville in the United States this past weekend. Violence at the Unite the Right...
Don’t follow the Pied Piper
Don’t follow the Pied Piper
This one is for the ride-or-dies. The angry black girls. Abomama who shield themselves in prayer. The scowlers whose faces repel attention.
Gender bender: Normalising, moralising and a shot of reality
Gender bender: Normalising, moralising and a shot of reality
The worst part about not drinking alcohol is having to tell people why you don’t drink. It’s difficult because drinking usually occurs at a...