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Launch of Decolonization and Afro-Feminism with Sylvia Tamale and Charmaine Pereira

Launch of Decolonization and Afro-Feminism with Sylvia Tamale and Charmaine Pereira

Sylvia Tamale, author of Decolonization and Afro-Feminism, will be discussing her new book with Charmaine Pereira, writer and feminist scholar in Abuja, Nigeria. In this extraordinary and erudite book, Sylvia Tamale, the distinguished Ugandan scholar and public intellectual, brilliantly dissects and demolishes the dangerous tropes of coloniality that distort our understanding of African societies, cultures, …

Social justice and queer activism in India

Social justice and queer activism in India

Banamallika Choudhury is a feminist social activist and development consultant based in Guwhati, Assam. She is the Executive Director of Women’s Leadership Training Centre and a co-founder of NEthing – an art and culture collective for social change. She does feminist participatory action research, writes on gender and social issues and organises women led grassroots feminist actions …

Daraja Press selected as "Publishing House Filling A Niche"

Daraja Press selected as “Publishing House Filling A Niche”

We are pleased to announce that Daraja Press has been included in a recently published video wiki “Publishing Houses Filling A Niche.” Founded in 2011, Ezvid Wiki was the world’s first video wiki, and is now among the top 3,000 websites in the United States. https://wiki.ezvid.com/m/6-publishing-houses-filling-a-niche-Be-Fy-6dO-68S

Reflections on South Korea's handling of COVID-19

Reflections on South Korea’s handling of COVID-19

I speak to Dr Saerom KIM and Professor Chang-Yup KIM about how Korea has been dealing with COVID-19 Saerom KIM, MD, Ph.D., MPH, is a director of Gender and Health research center at the People’s Health Institute, Korea. The focus of the research area is participation, empowerment, gender, and power in health-related decision making. Saerom …

In memoriam: Ernest Wamba dia Wamba

In memoriam: Ernest Wamba dia Wamba

The Forge mourns the passing of Congolese militant intellectual Ernest Wamba-dia-Wamba, who left us on 15 July 2020. Professor Wamba Dia Wamba was a dedicated and outstanding political thinker and organiser, militant educator, theorist and committed Pan-Africanist and working class internationalist. His most well-known work, Experiences of Democracy in Africa: Reflections on Practices of Communalist …

Threat to Liberation: Tishio La Ukombozi: Ubeberu na Mapinduzi Zanzibar

Threat to Liberation: Tishio La Ukombozi: Ubeberu na Mapinduzi Zanzibar

What was ‘The Threat of Liberation’ by Amrit Wilson in her book? Zahid Rajan reviews Amrit Wilson’s book originally published in English by Pluto Press (2013) as The Threat to Liberation The Relevance and the Context today: Academicians, intellectuals and historians will benefit immensely from this excellent book by Amrit Wilson, published by Daraja Press. …

Organising on COVID-19 in the Niger Delta

Organising on COVID-19 in the Niger Delta

Emem Okon is a feminist activist, grassroots mobilizer, gender specialist, social change advocate, pan-africanist and a development practitioner who has successfully led grassroots campaigns in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria and in the African region with over 20 years experience in the non-profit sector and specializes in practical issues associated with gender, women empowerment, …

False Promises: The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

False Promises: The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Timothy A. Wise is a Senior Adviser at IATP, where his work focuses on the Future of Food, based on his recent book, Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food (The New Press). Tim has a long history of collaboration with IATP, on issues including agricultural dumping, U.S. agricultural …

Challenges posed by COVID-19 in Haiti

Challenges posed by COVID-19 in Haiti

Paul Christian Namphy works on the nexus between water / sanitation / hygiene (WASH), the health sector, and community involvement, in Haiti. Formerly in the public sector in the struggle to provide water, sanitation, and hygiene services in displaced-persons’ camps after the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and the to eliminate cholera in Haiti …

What do Free Trade Agreements mean for African women?

What do Free Trade Agreements mean for African women?

Susan Nakacwa writes: “I am a Ugandan journalist and currently working with GRAIN. Currently, my passion is in researching, documenting and making the case for smallholder farming on the African continent. I have opted to use my journalism training to make a case for sustainable agriculture, smallholder farming as well as gender advocacy. I believe …

Black resistance, power and Covid-19 in Canada

Black resistance, power and Covid-19 in Canada

Desmond Cole is a Canadian journalist, activist, author, and broadcaster who lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Skin We’re In, and essential reading for understanding the depth of racism and silences in Canada.

Former Chief Justice of Kenya speaks about Covid-19 and justice

Former Chief Justice of Kenya speaks about Covid-19 and justice

Willy Mutunga is the retired Chief Justice of Kenya and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya On 29 July 1982, he was detained, just three days before 1 August 1982 abortive coup by the Air Force. He was also dismissed from his University of Nairobi job. Founder of many important institutions in Kenya including …

Covid-19 and fears of a black nation rising?

Covid-19 and fears of a black nation rising?

David Austin is one of the most important black writers and intellectuals in North America. Based in Montreal. David has been a prolific writer. He has published widely including: David Austin is the author of Dread Poetry and Freedom: Linton Kwesi Johnson and the Unfinished Revolution (London: Pluto Press, 2018) and Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, …

Navajo Nation: Organising in the time of Covid-19

Navajo Nation: Organising in the time of Covid-19

“The Navajo Nation, which spans parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, reported a population of 173,667 on the 2010 census. As a result, with 4,002 cases, the Native American territory has 2,304.41 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people.” I speak with Janene Yazzie, Sustainable Development Program Coordinator, International Indian Treaty Council, & Co-Convenor, Indigenous …

Gas in Mozambique: A windfall for the industry, a curse for the country

Gas in Mozambique: A windfall for the industry, a curse for the country

Between 2010 and 2013, huge gas deposits were discovered in Mozambique. Around 5 trillion cubic meters were found, making this the 9th largest gas reserve in the world. Over the coming years, a projected minimum of 60 billion USD is set to be invested in the exploitation of these reserves, amounting to the largest investment …

Arrests, tests and lockdown in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Arrests, tests and lockdown in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Indefinite lockdown started on Level 2 on 4 May 2020, in a context in which Zimbabwe has not reached the WHO standards for lifting of lockdown. • Regionally, there are increasing concerns about whether lockdown infringes citizens’ rights including the right to earn a living. • Zimbabwe initially locked down in good time to contain …

Fanonian revolutionary practice and Fanonian psychotherapeutic practice

Fanonian revolutionary practice and Fanonian psychotherapeutic practice

Helen Neville and Lou turner just published on Fanonian psychotherapy, “Frantz Fanon’s Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Clinical Work: Practicing Internationally with Marginalized Communities” (2020). It’s the first collection of its kind to situate, actually push, Fanon into disciplines, professions, and practices of psychology. The case studies are powerful. Recognizing Frantz Fanon’s remarkable legacy to applied mental …