- THESIS FILM : YELLOW FEVER BY NG’ENDO MUKII
Ng’endo Mukii tackles a relevant and sensitive topic of skin bleaching. This film searches a modern take of Ng’endo’s documentation of the topic with observations from her niece, her own perceptions and experiences and some history that uncovers the depth of this parallel thought.
These honest conversations and earnest thoughtfulness and writing makes this film such great insight into this issue.
Ng’endo is a film & animation student who just graduated from a master’s program at RCA (Royal College of Art) in London.
STYLE ICON: The Lijadu Sisters
Identical Nigerian twin sisters of Afrobeat, Taiwo and Kehinde Lijadu.
It was founded in 1931 as the Bantu Women’s League, with Charlotte Maxeke as its first president. It was integrated into the ANC during the period from 1943, when women were first admitted as members of the ANC, to 1948, when the ANCWL was officially founded.
It participated with the Federation of South African Women in protests against the apartheid-era government, such as the 1952 Defiance Campaign and the passbook protests of 9 August 1956. In 1956, Lilian Ngoyi became the first elected female member of the ANC National Executive Committee.
Among the activists and politicians who were allied with the ANC during the apartheid years are:
- Lilian Ngoyi
- Helen Joseph
- Dorothy Nyembe
- Sophie du Bruyn
- Ray Alexander and Rayn Alexander
- Frances Baard
- Rahima Moosa
- Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Pictured (l-r): Charlotte Maxeke, Lilian Ngoyi & Helen Joseph
Yvonne Vera (September 19, 1964 - April 7, 2005) was an award-winning author from Zimbabwe. Her novels are known for their poetic prose, difficult subject-matter, and their strong women characters, and are firmly rooted in Zimbabwe’s difficult past. For these reasons, she has been widely studied and appreciated by those studying postcolonial African literature.
In 2005, Vera passed away from AIDS-related meningitis, in Toronto, Canada.
Q&A: ‘Men Have Failed Zambia, Now Is the Time for a Woman’
Ephraim Nsingo interviews Zambia’s female presidential candidate EDITH NAWAKWI
LUSAKA, Aug 10 (IPS) – In Zambia’s highly patriarchal society Edith Nawakwi, 52, has broken a few records on the political scene over the last two decades. And she broke another one on Sunday by being the only female candidate to file for nomination to run for president in Zambia’s upcoming elections