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women

Poetry

Catfish

  CATFISH by Wana Udobang She clutched me in her clay coloured arms Frail and thin Bruised from the warring earth She suckled me from her fallen breasts Beaten of life She laid me on her chest Her heart thumping like a steady drumbeat She told me You will not be catfish Point and kill […]

BLOG, Poetry

Making It Happen

  It is New Year’s Day, my mother and I are taking  turns to pound the yam. It is just both of us in the house. My arms are taking a beating because it had been a while I pounded yam. So between the muscle cramps, I crack a joke about how it is the […]

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WHAT DO WOMEN REALLY WANT

By Wana Udobang News flash….domestic violence and rape incidences are rising at souring rates; tell us something we don’t already know. Or perhaps we are just witnessing more newspaper coverage on the issue. At least that is progress of some sort. Social media is splattered with church banners and leaflets on special deliverance and prayer […]

Opportunities

MOREMI INITIATIVE FOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP

MOREMI INITIATIVE FOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA “Applications are welcome from young African women ages 19 – 25, living in Africa and the Diaspora.” CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – 2013 MILEAD FELLOWSHIP Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) is pleased to announce its annual call for applications for the 2013 Moremi Leadership Empowerment […]

featured, Writing

WOMEN MOVING FORWARD

By Wana Udobang It has been six months since my return from Davos, and Davos was all and more that I was told it would be. It was a consortium of some of the most powerful minds, smartest innovators, influential business people and policy makers in our world today. Nothing prepares you for the Davos […]