During the colonial era, white people refused to call Africans by their birth names. So African parents gave their children two names - an African name and a western name to better help their kids
Although I mostly write about linguistics, I’ve recently wanted to and had the pleasure to write about my relationship with language and language’s relationship with the identity of its speakers. This has left me conscious
I was eating ice cream with one of my favourite persons and although I do not like to discuss religious matters with him because “he just wouldn’t understand”, but my ice cream feeling was in
Instagram can be a stressful place these days. I’ve seen bigotry, banana bread, blackface and that special sort of influencer that uses a global pandemic to continue promoting products none of us need. But a
Rajia Hassib tells the stories of two Egyptian sisters; Rose and Gameela Gubran. The book opens with Rose returning to Egypt from her new home in NYC in the wake of her sister Gameela’s death.
As she works on a social history project that explores the lives and experiences of Indians in Zambia, identity remains to be a point of reference and interest for Sana Ginwalla. Thus, constantly changing and