Latest articles on Identity

Indigenous food revivalists are cooking up a spiritual connection

Culinary activists such as Zayaan Khan and Tapiwa Guzha are prompting us to revisit and reclaim familiar, familial and traditional identities

Children left speechless, denied identity

Parents think it benefits children to lose their African language, but it leaves them lost instead

Eusebius McKaiser: A school’s Christian ethos doesn’t justify prejudice

Christian Life Private School barred a pupil because he wore a bracelet with cultural significance, but the decision — even in the private sphere — is constitutionally wrong

Cape Town learners identify as coloured; the curriculum and teachers say they’re Biko black

The teenagers, who clearly understood that race is fluid – some even changed their identity – felt shunned. If race is socially constructed, they should not be ignored.

Behind SA’s brutality

The structural violence in South Africa rose out of the invention and politicisation of difference

On identity and its discontents: What of the politics?

It is a leap to claim that identity-based oppressions necessitate a politics of identity

There are reasons to reject identity politics

It is not empirically useful as an approach to understanding social reality

Let’s slay some myths about identity politics

Just because you choose to reject an identity you are born with, does not mean it is not there

Slice of life: I escaped my dark skin box

'I kept feeling like I was inadequate. Whenever anything bad happened to me, I would attribute it to my dark skin'

Adopt strategies that address plight of ‘invisible’ children

According to Unicef, the births of about 230-million children under the age of five have never been registered

Africa’s identity begins at home

After all we have been through, we still don’t get to define our own continent. This holds us back

Face the challenge of racial ambiguity

Understanding who we coloured people are and not trying to fit into one race group or another is the way to the future

Slice of life: ‘I sought my own slave saint’

'People always ask how can I look like a white person, but not be white'

Safely embrace  ‘hoe is life’

Queer people had only the heterosexual space for early lessons in sexual identity

Samuel spoke because of the man who stayed in the shadows

This is a story of a man wrestling with his identity and the pain caused by family secrets

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