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The heavy price of pushing masculinity

In the frantic pursuit of patriarchal ideas of manhood, boys often lose their ability to love — this paves the way for cruelty and violence

Black Lives Matter – turning point at a historic moment

The protests that have taken place in the United States confront the racialised edifice that built the modern world

Review: ‘Making Grace Amazing’ — songs of resistance

Neo Muyanga’s ‘Making Grace Amazing’ is one of the online offerings at this year’s National Arts Festival in Makhanda

Part I: ‘Afropessimism’ and the rituals of anti-black violence

Frank B Wilderson discusses 'Afropessimism', his memoir that analyses structural violence

The statue of Louis XVI should remain forever handless

A statue of the French king in Louisville, Kentucky was damaged during the protests against police killings. It should not be repaired

‘Soon he’ll be seen as threatening, not cute’: What it’s like to raise my black son in America

There is no separating George Floyd’s killing from the struggles black people have faced ever since the first slave ships landed on these shores

A requiem for the world’s dead

Gregory Maqoma revives a Zakes Mda character, mixing Ravel’s Boléro  with isicathamiya to mourn, to hope, and to celebrate life

Author of research linking slavery and intelligence resigns

The research concluded that fewer slaves were taken from African countries with a higher average IQ

Cambridge University investigates its links to slavery

The two-year project will seek 'appropriate ways to publicly acknowledge past links to slavery and to address its impact'

How CNN reported on ‘child slaves’ who were not really enslaved

Despite what a recent CNN documentary claims, there is no pervasive child slavery problem in Ghana's Lake Volta region

Fact check: How many people are enslaved in the world today?

Estimates of modern slavery vary widely, whether they try to pin down numbers in the US, across the globe or just in certain industries

Mauritania’s slavery problem

Next month’s African Union summit will be hosted by one of the world’s worst perpetrators, but slavery is off the agenda

This is what life is like in the world’s last country to ban slavery

Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process.

Eritrea’s new normal: The tragedy and the struggle for change

Eritreans have become desensitised; the slavery in Libya is “the new normal”

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