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Central African Republic: The parable of the 11 stolen motorcycles
Central African Republic: The parable of the 11 stolen motorcycles
In 2015, in a vicious round of riots in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Sylvestre Dothe’s house was burned to the ground. He...
Learning to live my truth as a gay person
Learning to live my truth as a gay person
I have fond memories of my childhood. The majority of these are awakened by songs I listen to or by walking past the animal-like biscuits in the...
Koleka Putuma's Christian/ queer collision
Koleka Putuma's Christian/ queer collision
In the astounding anthology that is Koleka Putuma’s Collective Amnesia, the poem No Easter Sunday For Queers stands out as the...
Religion and conflict in Cameroon
Religion and conflict in Cameroon
uch has been written about the ongoing...
Portia Zvavahera: In the world — but not of it
Portia Zvavahera: In the world — but not of it
We’re all dead. Indifferent to the tribulations of the world because it only gets worse, especially if you are a black womxn. This is the sense I...
Take me to church ... on my app
Take me to church ... on my app
I stopped going to church with a Bible. I grew frustrated by the page-flipping Olympics that would render me disqualified if I used the contents...
The  ‘prosperity gospel’  means exploitation
The  ‘prosperity gospel’  means exploitation
A popular fanaticism has stormed altars of evangelical churches in the past decade, not only in South Africa but also across the continent.
Calls to leave US missionary's body on tribe's island
Calls to leave US missionary's body on tribe's island
Calls have mounted for authorities to abandon efforts to recover the body of a young American killed apparently attempting to convert a hunter-gatherer island tribe to Christianity....
Dead American told island tribe 'Jesus loves you'
Dead American told island tribe 'Jesus loves you'
An American missionary killed in a hail of arrows by an island tribe untouched by modern...
To hate gays is to hate God
To hate gays is to hate God
I found my Christianity in high school. At the peak of my faith, I attended youth groups every Friday, embarked on an annual church camp to Port...
The liberal licence 
to kill
The liberal licence 
to kill
From the Epic of Gilgamesh to The Iliad, the Vedas and the Old Testament, the memory of our deep past is, among other things, a catalogue of...
Keeping the faith
Keeping the faith
I work with words. Words allow me to give voice and character to the world around me. But words are shysters. They change and grow or shrink...

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