Queer African Reader

Queer African Reader

Edited by Sokari Ekine, Hakima Abbas



   

Sokari Ekine

Sokari Ekine is an activist with a multidisciplinary background in technology, education and human rights. She has a postgraduate degree in human rights and education and has worked in adult education and several online publications including Pambazuka News. She is the author of the blog Black Looks.

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Grace, Tenacity and Eloquence
The struggle for women's rights in Africa
Souad Abdennebi-Abderrahim, Caroline Ageng'o, Jacqueline Asiimwe, Christine Butegwa, Faith Cheruiyot, Elize Delport, Aminata Dieye, Sokari Ekine, Liz Frank, Anne Gathumbi, Irungu Houghton, Ayesha M. Imam, Amie Joof-Cole, A.N. Kithaka, Vanessa Ludwig, Khedija El Madani, Saudatu Mahdi, Monica Mbaru-Mwangi, Sarah Mukasa, Roselynn Musa, Gladys Mutukwa, Nikki Naylor, Janah Ncube, Sibongile Ndashe, Lindiwe Nkutha, Eve Odete, Mohau Pheko, Delphine Serumaga, Yifat Susskind, Maryam Uwais, Lisa VeneKlasen, Emira Woods
The traditional perception of African women toiling in poverty in the face of harsh cultural, traditional and social prejudices is only part of the story. African women write here about how they fight for their rights with grace, tenacity and eloquence.



Edited by Sokari Ekine

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African Awakening
The Emerging Revolutions
The tumultuous uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have seized the attention of media but what about the rest of Africa? With incisive contributions from across the continent, "African Awakening" presents the 2011 uprisings in their African context.



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SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa
SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa brings together the experiences of activists using mobile phone technology on the African continent as well as providing understanding of the socio-economic, political and media contexts which activists face.






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