In a 9000 worded letter to a friend who recently became a mother,Chimamanda, gives her an informative feminist manifesto in 15 suggestions on how to raise a child as a feminist. Her suggestions are not only limited to new mothers but something we can all relate to.
Binyavanga Wainaina makes the reader feel as though they are right by his side as he travels from Cape Town to his grandparents home in the far West of Uganda through his immaculate description of scenery. We become more familiar with geography than the characters in the short story. As he travels we begin to discover the difference in each country and town. All embodying their own distinct characteristics and personalities.
On Sunday night as news broke out announcing the unfortunate passing of Fezekile Khuzwayo I was deeply sadden by how media had chosen to reduce her to “Zuma’s rape accuser.”
What’s the likelihood of a journalist in 2016 writing a story that’s mirrors Moipone Malefane’s Sunday Times article in March 2006?
Statistics say 1 in 3 women in South Africa will experience sexual violence in their life.
In March 2006 I was a 10 year child. Unaware of the realities of this world. Naïve. Political unaware. Social issues were of little interest to my young mind. Also in March 2006 Moipane Malefane, a journalist, wrote an article on the silencing of women in ANC exile camps amidst the Jacob Zuma’s rape trial.