Homophobia is unAfrican: #lesbianvisibility & Non Conforming sexualities in Africa

Queer women’s lives are lush. They are complex, multi – faceted and dynamic. This diverse terrain is often flattened by hetero-sexist representations and societal limitations. Popular cultural representations offer rare glimpses into the galaxies which lesbian and non – gender conforming women create. These glances are often alienating and insulting. From Cleo’s hypersexualised portrayal and... Continue Reading →

The girl who made stars

The //Xam tell the story of a girl blew ashes into the sky and created celestial beings. This is a tale that shows the wisdom and vast knowledge our ancestors had of the cosmos and our role as creators of it. This is a tale of disobedience and its unlikely fruits.

E is for Everjoice Win

Everjoice Win was born in Shurugwi, Zimbabwe in 1965.  Shurugwi is in the shadow of the GuruGuru or NkuluNkulu mountain. This lush, green and mineral rich formation was birthed by a volcanic eruption. Our elders' knowledge of geology gave us the Setswana expression, 'bogologolo, ga diphologolo di bua, le matlapa a tobetsega' (in ancient times,... Continue Reading →

B is for Bibi Bakare Yusuf

Bibi Bakare Yusuf is a Nigerian born writer, academic and publisher. She was born in Lagos in 1970, a year which marked the end of the Biafra War. In 1983, Bakare – Yusuf left Nigeria for London. She was thrust from military rule to a Thatcherite United Kingdom. She became part of that multi –... Continue Reading →

Archiving African Feminisms, Womanisms & Motherisms

The African Womanist and Feminist Archive is an online database and community that celebrates, catalogues and circulates the scholarship, art and activism of women who represent multiple womanist and feminist standpoints. African feminisms and womanisms are at the nexus of scholarship, activism and advocacy. African feminism and womanisms serve as tools personal / political identification,... Continue Reading →

About the African Feminist Womanist Archive (AFWA)

The African Womanist and Feminist Archive is an online database and community that celebrates, catalogues and circulates the scholarship, art and activism of women who represent multiple womanist and feminist standpoints. African Feminist and Womanist debates, discussions and theories have found their way to scribal cultures and academe in the second half of the twentieth... Continue Reading →

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