Feeding Freedom’s Hunger: Reflections on the second African Feminist Forum

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By: Jessica Horn “There is something magical about a gathering of African feminists: rooms filled with the breath and radiant minds of women seeking more nourishing landscapes of social existence and more liberating forms of political and cultural expression. It is the earthly magic of women’s collective resistance, inhabiting a kaleidoscope of earthly bodies: programme […]


The feminist books that inspired us – Part 1

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By Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah Time and time again, books have been a source of inspiration, and learning. A good book can even change the course of one’s life. In this two-part series, TIA’s Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah reached out to a number of Black feminists across the globe and asked them, “which feminist book had the […]


Jessica Horn

Jessica Horn

Jessica Horn currently works as the Director of Programmes for African Women’s Development Fund and acts as the AWDF liaison with the AFF Working Group. She is a writer, women’s rights activist and founder of Akiiki Consulting (www.akiiki-consulting.org). As a consultant and activist She has worked for over 15 years with NGOs, progressive donors, the […]


A Meditation on African Feminist Activism in Seven Movements

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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 […]


London: Jessica Horn to speak at New Internationalist event – What does it mean to be an ‘internationalist’ today?

Jessica Horn, a founding member of the African Feminist Forum working group, and co-editor of ‘Voice, Power and Soul: Portraits of African Feminists‘ will be speaking on the subject, ‘What does it mean to be an internationalist today?’ at a symposium organised by the New Internationalist. The symposium will be co-chaired by Hannah Pool (journalist/author) […]


What’s new in African feminisms: Pop, People and Politics

Watch footage of ‘What’s new in African feminisms: Pop, People and Politics’ with Jessica Horn, a founding member of the AFF, writer and women’s rights consultant; Rita Ray, DJ, Presenter and African music specialist; Meklit Hadero, musician, cultural activist, and Senior TED fellow; and Pontso Mafete, Programme Manager for Women and Girls at Comic Relief […]


African women talk Women, Inspiration, Leadership at Africa Utopia, Southbank Centre, London

On 22nd July 2012 two members of the African Feminist Forum (AFF)-  Theo Sowa and Jessica Horn – participated in the “Women, inspiration, leadership” panel, programmed at London’s leading arts space the Southbank Centre,  as part of the Africa Utopia series. The panel featured Beninoise singer and activist Angelique Kidjo; South African poet and TV […]