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African feminist organizing is a force to reckon with. Despite the lack of mainstream media attention, African feminist activists and creatives across the continent are re-imagining systems and navigating one of the most difficult moments in history with flexibility, innovation and nerve.

Our newsletter this week, is a Link Love edition that gives you an inspirational glimpse into the heart of the movement, music, and more from Africa.

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All of us at FRIDA

“What these women from different backgrounds have in common is their love for the continent. All of them dreamed of a united Africa and took advantage of the slightest opportunity to try to give it substance, convinced that they would only succeed if they joined forces.”

History: 'Unruly' African women who made their mark on the continent
Pic credit: Vincent Fourneirfor JA

“People may think I’m mad and maybe I am. But we need an injection of madness to break out of being hypnotized. Call me insane, sure. Do I care? No.”
Stella Nyanzi discusses Uganda, her election loss, and how she copes with authoritarianism

Pic credit: Sarah Waiswa for The Washington Post

“Adolescent girls face unique challenges in times of conflict and crisis. Their experiences are different from those of women, boys, and younger children.”
Adolescent girls in five African conflict zones share stories about their lives. This International Day of Peace (September 21), let us reflect on who is included in the process and who is not.
Pic credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei AFP via Getty Images

Kwame Nkrumah Pan African Intellectual Cultural Festival is curated by the Kwame Nkrumah Chair at the University of Ghana’s Institute of African Studies.  This year’s festival focuses on “Pan-Africanism, Feminism and the Next Generation”

“The First Step to Creating a new world, is actually being able to imagine it” Akwaeke Emezi | Next Generation Leaders

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