Freedom Will Always Be Our Ultimate Goal

By Doaa Abdelaal 9th November, 2014 Life is so strange most of the time. It is the 9th of November again… for those who can remember, it was on this same 9th day of November, at night, when the Berlin wall started falling. I was 13 years then, watching it on the screen of our […]


Freedom is Our Right

by Fatma Emam   In my country, we are witnessing the backlash of an incomplete revolution. We are suffering at the hands of a military junta and the Islamists who stole our dreams. In spite of this, we go on in the heat of solidarity and the power of our passion.  I want to confess […]


Fighting for the Women Who Fight for Us

  Sometimes, the women who fight for us, need other women to fight for them. I wondered what it must be like to be buying water to quench your thirst and your entire world changed. The news articles stated that you were buying water when you were arrested. I wondered what made you step out […]


There’s no such thing as ‘the voiceless’

by Olutimehin Adegbeye “There’s really no such thing as ‘the voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard.” – Arundhati Roy In three years’ time, my daughter will be five years old. She will have started school, learnt to read and ride a bicycle, decided that boys are nasty and mastered the […]


A Letter to Yara Sallam (You were there in Kampala)

Monday, 17th November 2014 Cambridge You were there in Kampala Dear Yara My name is Njoki Wamai, an African feminist from Kenya and a scholar activist who is currently a student at the University of Cambridge. I first heard about you in Kampala at the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) sponsored non-fiction writer’s workshop which […]


A Meditation on African Feminist Activism in Seven Movements

by Jessica Horn I Mtu ni watu. A person is people. Or maybe a person is not a person without other people. By defending other people you become a person. But what if that person is a woman who speaks luminous truths to dictatorial power? What if she is a woman that breathes the words […]