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SOUND AFRICA is a space for creative non-fiction from the African continent. We are licensed by the Composers Authors & Publishers Association of South Africa

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1 • 104 Ratings

SOUND AFRICA is a space for creative non-fiction from the African continent. We are licensed by the Composers Authors & Publishers Association of South Africa

    2 Offline - And - Online

    2 Offline - And - Online

    As a young girl, when Lusungu Kalanga saw inequalities in her community, she didn’t have a language for it. Today, she creates safe spaces for girls in Malawi. We talk about how online activism rallied offline organizing in Malawi’s #MeToo movement.
    Lusungu on Twitter: twitter.com/Lusukalanga
    Growing Ambitions: twitter.com/GrowingAmbition
    Feministing while Malawian: anchor.fm/feministingwhilemalawian

    Transcript of this available at: www.hrw.org/video-photos/podcas…ower-of-the-streets

    • 26 min
    Power Of The Street Episode 01

    Power Of The Street Episode 01

    Visual storyteller Kiki Mordi produced an award-winning documentary about sex for grades in Nigerian and Ghanaian universities. As part of a feminist collective there, Kiki continues to speak out against the violence women and queer people face.

    • Watch the documentary ‘Sex for Grades’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we-F0Gi0Lqs
    • Check out Kiki’s latest project Document Women here: https://documentwomen.com
    • Follow Kiki here: https://twitter.com/kikimordi?s=20

    • 29 min
    Think African Bonus Episode 11

    Think African Bonus Episode 11

    Naked Protest: Public nakedness has been documented as a means of political protest worldwide in vastly different cultural contexts. We explore naked protests in Africa, their origins and contemporary impact with the Associate Prof of Comparative Literature from Cornell University, Naminata Diabate, the author of Naked Agency; Genital Cursing and Biopolitics in Africa (2020).

    • 36 min
    Think African Episode 10

    Think African Episode 10

    A Leadership Revolution: African states are often described as “irremediably corrupt; ‘hopeless’; ‘criminal’; ‘ungovernable’ or generally in ‘chaos’. But is the cause of these maladies an inherent inadequacy of leadership and governance? If not, what is?

    For the season finale of Think African, Dr. Ayak Chol Deng Alak joined the conversation. She is the Head of Research at the Strategic Defence and Security Review Board, an implementation mechanism of the revitalised South Sudan Peace agreement. She is a former deputy coordinator of the South Sudan Civil Society Forum, and co-founder of AnaTaban, a youth led political movement. She is a medical doctor, and a certified facilitator at the National Transformation

    Podcast Credits:
    Think African is brought to you in cooperation with the Heinrich Boell Foundation and African Arguments.

    Graphics and Artwork: Neo Rakgajane
    Guest Story Editor: Laura Bain
    Sound Editing: John Bartmann
    Soundtrack/Music: The Good People
    Additional Sound Recording: Dennis/Kampala
    Writer/Host: Jedi Ramalapa

    • 21 min
    Think African Episode 09

    Think African Episode 09

    Joy As Resistance: It’s a curious feature of autocratic regimes that forms of joy are usually banned. We explore how democratic governments in Africa are continuing in that same tradition.
    In this weeks episode we speak to Wanuri Kahiu a Kenyan Film Director and founder of AfroBubblegum whose film about same sex love, Rafiki (2018) was banned in Kenya.

    Podcast Credits
    Think African is brought to you in cooperation with the Heinrich Boell Foundation and African Arguments.

    Graphics and Artwork: Neo Rakgajane
    Script/story Editing: Rasmus Bitsch
    Sound Editing: John Bartmann
    Additional Sound Recording: Carl Odera
    Soundtrack/Music: The Good People
    Writer/Host: Jedi Ramalapa

    • 22 min
    Think African Episode 7

    Think African Episode 7

    Research on legal and judicial processes has revealed biases in the treatment of women in courts both as witnesses, and accused. We explore how African women lawyers in West Africa are working to change those biases.

    We speak to Criminal Justice and Human Rights Lawyer, Sabrina Mahtani who has been at the forefront of changing those biases.

    EPISODE CREDITS:
    Think African is brought to you by Sound Africa in cooperation with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Cape Town and African Arguments
    Graphics and Artwork: Neo Rakgajane
    Story Editing: Rasmus Bitsch
    Soundtrack/Music:The Good People
    Sound Mix/additional Music: John Bartmann
    Recording Studio: #SolidGoldPodcasts
    Executive Producer: Rasmus Bitsch
    Operations and Marketing Manager: Lebo Leitch
    Writer/Host: Jedi Ramalapa

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

zanelezu ,

Riveting

This podcast brings out important issues for discussion on what Africans need to do to solve the problem of xenophobia on the continent in a rigorous and nuanced way.

Imrunningoutofnicknames ,

On night in Snakepark

It’s only episode 2 but this series is incredible.

BokangMp ,

Come back SOON

I discovered this podcast two months ago and have listened to all the episodes going back to 2015, many of them two or three times. Great podcast. Informative, funny, heart-wrenching and challenging stories. Really looking forward to the next season.

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