Writer and Director of Pumzi, Wanuri Kahui, Talks about afrofuturism and Africa’s changing standing.
Carl Sagan, Cosmos
"Today, on this International Women’s Day, I celebrate and bow to the women writers who dared to be seen, who dared to be heard, who dared to define their lives for themselves. Without you, I would not and could not exist as a young woman of color writer, adding my voice to the collective chorus singing the experience of marginalized womanhood. I am deeply humbled to be a part of this legacy.” —from my new essay celebrating Womens History Month through the words and works of women of color writers
Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscars victory speech.
Lupita won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Patsey in ‘12 Years A Slave’. She is the 6th black actress, and the first black African (Kenyan) actress, to win an Academy Award. Hopefully this marks the beginning of an illustrious, and well-rounded, film career for her.