Buchi Emecheta

THE FIRST CLASS CITIZEN ( 1944-2017) By: Bisi Fayemi Adeleye  On 25th January 2017, a vibrant citizen of the world and a great daughter of Africa, Florence Onyebuchi Emecheta, was called home at the age of 73. Born into a humble Igbo family on 21st July 1944 in Lagos, she grew up knowing that she […]


Efua Dorkenoo

Mama Efua

“Remembering Mama Efua” By Kobby Graham “If you ever argue with your wife, chances are that I’ll always side with her. So I suggest you pick someone you won’t argue with…” Mom used to say this to my brother and I a lot; never without a mischievous twinkle in her eye. We always laughed it […]


Rosalie Eldora Sindi Medar-Gould

Rosalie Eldora Sindi Medar-Gould

Sindi was the Executive Director of the Nigeria-based organization, BAOBAB, which grew out of the Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) ‘Women and Law’ program between 1993 and 1996.


Freedom Nyamubaya

Freedom Nyamubaya

Her right She has the right, A right to say what she is, A right to say her dreams. She should not have to choose, The right that she is. She is what she is, She is what she will be. She is alive, breathes, She thinks, cries, She feels, hears, and sees, She is […]


Tribute to You (For Hope Turyasingura, Uganda)

Tribute to You  by Juliet Kushaba My survival depends on the honesty with which I tell of you, on the honesty with which I dare to share about your strength, your passion and love. You were never one to mince words. ‘Every woman must learn to make choices’ You taught the girls and women you […]