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Venus vs Modernity

At the peak of her fame in the early 1800s, Saartjie Baartman became a reference point for abolishionists, fashion designers, and political satirists alike. Her remains were dissected and put on display at the French National Museum for 150 years, and in 2002, Saartjie Baartman was finally returned to the land of her birth, the Gamtoos River Valley in the Eastern Cape.

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A Nation in Mourning

The world stopped turning for many of us last past week. We abandoned our daily posts to rage against the patriarchy and the violence we experience. It was profound, something has cracked open that should lead to a greater shift. We are surfacing at the bottom of the iceberg, making the invisible visible. It is our trauma as much as it is the trauma of the recent victims.

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Mugabe Belongs To Us

uBab'Mugabe didn't just fight British settler-colonialism in Zimbabwe and white racism, but he also supported (not just theoretically), the Liberation Movement (which the DA was not part of) in Southern Afrika, by among others, providing protection, accommodation, training and passage to the leaders of the BCM, PAC and ANC and their armed wings (Azanla, Apla and MK).

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This Weekend in Azania

It has been a horrid week for Azania and her women. A gruelling time for Afrika, and a disgraceful moment for the negotiated state. None of it is new of course, but the simultaneous implosion wrought a pain too crude to fathom, and rendered this week, one of the most difficult in the past 25 years for Black people.

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