Prof. Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí on Culture, Erasure of Women’s Achievements and the ‘Modern Man’

I don’t like culture as a way of explaining anything today on this continent because what I see is what I call cultures of impunity that colonisation represented because if you remember colonisation…

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“Akarwa k’ abakobwa”

Nothing is as unraveling as a story heard for the second time under different circumstances. In Burundi, while in a junior high Kirundi Class, I learnt about a hidden and isolated place where unmarried pregnant girls were left to die. Some were even stoned to death. It was a tradition that even my teacher found…

Exploring Ethiopian Masculinities

In my perspective, the conversations and interventions to promote gender equality in Ethiopia have focused heavily on women. Therefore a natural inclination has been to assign  gender issues as ‘women’s issues’. If by definition, gender, refers to the socialized roles and responsibilities of men and women that are assumed within families, societies, cultures and expectations…