All posts by Khanyi Gumpo

My African hair, my crowning glory

The belief among some Christians is that dreadlocks are un-presentable, ungodly and demonic. They are associated with ancestral spirits and are said to cause ancestral bondage from which people have to be delivered.

Sexual harassment in public places

Sexual harassment towards women in public places comes in many forms from explicit slurs to those pestering demands for a woman’s name and telephone number. On that one, a lot of our Nigerian brothers take the cup.

My mother, the overcomer

Khanyi Gumpo pays tribute to a super heroin from whom she derives inspiration… Have you ever found yourself unemployed, broke and at the verge of homelessness in a harsh foreign country, with no kith and kin to whom you can say, “Gogogoi ndauyawo pano?” That