‘Nervous Conditions’ is about the lot of women…and more

by Rashmee

Posted on August 2, 2022


The first line of Tsitsi Dangarembga’s novel ‘Nervous Conditions’ is not easy to forget: “I …

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‘The Joys of Motherhood’ and the women’s fiction shelf

by Rashmee

Posted on August 1, 2022


The two novels that recently brought me to rethink the categorisation of women’s fiction are …

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Two great examples of ‘women’s fiction’ show the need to level up literature as well as society

by Rashmee

Posted on July 31, 2022


I recently read two novels that made me think about womanhood as a story, if …

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Shame and glory of success in the old imperial power: Rishi Sunak…Mohamed Sarr

by Rashmee

Posted on July 23, 2022


As the Conservative Party leadership contest crystallised to a two-horse race – Rishi Sunak vs …

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Our man in Kigali (and Gitega)

by Rashmee

Posted on June 22, 2022


There may be many things to say about the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) …

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A Mandela boutique hotel is fine, a Mandela burger is not

by Rashmee

Posted on May 7, 2022


The Nelson Mandela Foundation, which owns the nine-room Sanctuary Mandela boutique hotel in Johannesburg, seems …

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A Mandela hotel, Gandhi cushion, Diana tat: Brand monetisation is both art and craft

by Rashmee

Posted on May 6, 2022


News of the Sanctuary Mandela boutique hotel had me thinking about my Mahatma Gandhi cushion. …

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Why parse world’s reaction? To get the truth, not what you wish were the truth

by Rashmee

Posted on March 14, 2022


On the very day that Ethiopia was flying the flag for Russia so to speak, …

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Russia has undoubtedly won friends and influenced people in Africa

by Rashmee

Posted on March 13, 2022


Countries across the African continent have suited themselves in their response to Russia’s invasion of …

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Breaking down the ‘world’ reaction to Putin’s war

by Rashmee

Posted on March 12, 2022


No matter what the western media reports, claiming it as “the world’s” reaction to Vladimir …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK