Feminist Chronicles: Diary 19: The Women of Doors of Hope


I suppose for some people, when they have never worked with real victims of certain circumstances, they just can’t understand the gravity of the situation you are talking about. The first time someone made me extremely upset was when my colleagues and I presented the documentary ‘Hear Us’ to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Gender… Read More Feminist Chronicles: Diary 19: The Women of Doors of Hope

Feminist Chronicles: Diary 15: Netsai Mushonga


Here we are. halfway through the Feminist Chronicles and I could not have chosen a more opportune moment to talk about one of the most revered, respected and influential women fighting the cause of women in Zimbabwe.  Even amongst the grassroots Netsai Mushonga is well known.  I can understand why. Zimbabwe is a very patriarchal… Read More Feminist Chronicles: Diary 15: Netsai Mushonga

Feminist Chronicles: Diary 14: NoViolet Bulawayo


To use the language of the wrestling world, or at least what I hear them saying when introducing a wrestler on television when I watch WWE Raw, this woman ‘hails’ from the second largest city in Zimbabwe, Bulawayo. In Ndebele, one of Zimbabwe’s local languages we would say ‘Uvela koBulawayo, konthuthu ziyathunqa’ “She comes from… Read More Feminist Chronicles: Diary 14: NoViolet Bulawayo