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Kiri Rupiah

Kiri Rupiah

Kiri Rupiah is the Mail & Guardian’s social media editor. 
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...
Mfenyana’s ANC: A giant tale of life in the party
Mfenyana’s ANC: A giant tale of life in the party
“My association with Sindiso predates our arrival in Parliament. Shortly after the New Year’s celebrations in 1962, I was tasked with the...
Dear ANC, don’t descend into mediocrity
Dear ANC, don’t descend into mediocrity
As a Zimbabwean living in South Africa, the similarities between the ANC and Zanu-PF are unmistakable. The two parties may have taken divergent...
‘Zuma wants recreation of apartheid state’
‘Zuma wants recreation of apartheid state’
In his opening address at the fifth ANC national policy conference on Friday, President Jacob Zuma used the opportunity to voice a different...