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How does mourning encourage us to re-imagine and accept the possibility of a collective on the basis of vulnerability and loss? Is there a transformational power felt during our most tender state, felt in the course of “love and loss” or “undress and caress”?
On the beach at Joal, a major fishing centre south of Senegal’s capital, Dakar, women watch as the pirogues (fishing canoes) unload their catch. The women are far from happy. The nets are almost empty, but they expect worse when a Russian factory opens in Senegal to convert fish into meal. It will be the last straw for their fish-drying and curing business. The trade, traditionally plied by women, is essential to preserve the seafood, which is sold on to consumers inland. But today they will not be able to buy a single crate of fish.
Nyeri, Kenya — Thousands of miles from the streets of Cairo, Kenyan farmers are feeling the effects of Egypt’s instability as demand for tea falls significantly.
The end of the year is usually bonus season in Nyeri, the centre of Kenya’s tea growing region. At this time, farmers in the foothills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya, hills thick with the precious crop, receive an extra annual dividend and descend on Nyeri to paint the town red. The bars and butcheries overflow with men splashing out on beer and barbecued nyama choma – a national favourite – while merchants and prostitutes make the two hour journey north from Nairobi hoping for a share of the windfall.
Notable Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie, in solidarity with various African intellectuals who have responded to the extremity of homophobia and its oppressive laws, recently released her opinion responding to Nigeria’s anti-gay law. Chimamanda, in her turn, eloquently and directly, using a tender but yet ordinary account speaks out on why she believes “this is an unjust law” and why “It should be repealed”
In what has been called the richest patch of earth on the planet, its riches have also blighted the DR Congo. This vast country, gripped by the abundance of mineral resources, has been facing one of the bloodiest violence and conflicts of our time –its wealth an impetus for war, implicating many.