“The danger of a single story” – Chimamanda Adichie

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. “Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to…

“A brief history of African feminism” – Ms Afropolitan

Minna Salami writes on Ms Afropolitan: Can I start this post with saying, “SIGH”. Reason for my exasperation is the continued suggestion that feminism is “unAfrican” – whatever “unAfrican” means. Personally, I missed the how-to-be-an-African memo! The truth is that feminism is an absolute necessity for African societies. We rank lowest in the global gender…

Women Space Celebrates its First Anniversary

I won’t forget when a woman I didn’t know personally raised her hand in a plenum in Oranienplatz and said: „we are taking a floor in the occupied school and creating a space only for refugee women.“ A man in the plenum then raised his hand and said: „we have to discuss it because we…