‘The Sex Lives of African Women’: Groundbreaking book gets people talking
14 June 2023 | 5:22 am
"The Sex Lives of African Women" has now been distributed in more than 100 countries. Annette Young talks to its author, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, about deconstructing stereotypes in female sexuality. Also, we examine the story of Shaina Hansye, a 15-year-old French girl who was stabbed and burned alive and whose tragic death sparked a national debate. Plus, reclaiming the streets, this time with street art: the push by female French artists to ensure they get their fair share of space for their work.
6 Oct 2021
6 Oct 2021
The Goncourt Prize, after initially downplaying a nepotism scandal, has bowed to public pressure. Relatives, spouses, partners, or indeed lovers of jury members will no longer be eligible for the award.
6 Nov 2021
The book about censorship was banned over "offensive images" containing cartoons depicting the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The cartoons were the same ones published in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in 2015.
21 Nov 2021
In 2015, Shiori Ito was a young journalist who went to meet a would-be mentor for drinks, only for the night to end in him raping her. She won a civil case against him in 2019, but only after years of fighting a judicial system that seemed determined to look the other way. Ito's memoir "Black Box" is the story of one young woman's quest for justice in a country where talking about sexual assault, and even sex education, is still very much taboo. She joined us for Perspective and told us that things are gradually moving in the right direction, but that she still receives "threatening emails every day" for speaking out.
22 Nov 2021
After two years of filming in secrecy, "The Wheel of Time" fantasy series is set to premiere on Amazon Prime on Friday.
28 Nov 2021
Senegal's book industry has been riding high on the wave of Mohamed Mbougar Sarr's Goncourt prize. The 31 year-old sensation is reviving interest in Senegalese writers after he won France's top literary award earlier this month.
17 Sep 2022
Free speech advocates are concerned the new government of Ferdinand Marcos will continue cracking down on independent media in an attempt to whitewash the history of his father's brutal dictatorship.
29 Oct 2022
A stirring debut novel about family secrets, shame and lust, told from the perspective of a non-binary narrator for whom writing becomes a magical act of liberation.
23 Oct 2022
It’s a book that’s been described by one critic as helping them to understand the microaggressions that people of colour routinely face on a daily basis. It is a collection of short stories, centered around race, which although fictional have a real meaning and message.
22 Oct 2022
Young people are posting about their favorite books on TikTok. Publishers and the Frankfurt Book Fair are now picking up on the influential trend.
21 Oct 2022
In this edition we meet two women from the two Koreas who have joined forces to write a powerful book. The pair hail from neighbouring countries that share common roots and culture, yet have remained technically at war for seven decades.
13 Nov 2022
We look at Donald Trump's comeback, political violence and Joe Biden's lack of charisma in various articles focusing on mid-term elections. We also look at reactions in Pakistan after Imran Khan's attempted assassination and what it means for politics. Finally, a new royal book reveals some very personal tidbits about King Charles from the teddy bear he travels with to his hatred of square ice cubes!
24 Dec 2022
A Christmas carol by a Nazi poet loyal to the regime is still in the Protestant hymnal. Now, there is a discussion about removing the song by Hermann Claudius in the next edition.
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The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service has deployed an upgraded electronic process for the collection of Hotel Occupancy and Restaurants Consumption Tax in the state. How efficient is the process in driving tax revenues? Theo Emuwa, a Partner at Aelex, joins CNBC Africa for this discussion.
2 hours ago
David Doyle brings you a round up of this week's business news from sub-Saharan Africa, including a setback for Zambia and currency woes in Nigeria.
2 hours ago
We focus on the situation in Sierra Leone, where 20 people were killed during Sunday’s attack on military barracks. President Julius Maada Bio said in an address on Sunday that most of the leaders of the attack had been arrested. Officials confirmed, however, that nearly 2,000 inmates escaped central prison during the events and only 23 have so far been brought back.
1 day ago
Dheepthika Laurent chats to American choreographer and dancer Trajal Harrell about his retrospective at Paris's Festival d'Automne. They also talk about vogueing, the focus of his seminal eight-year project "Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church" and his current field of interest: Japanese dance style Butoh.
1 day ago
Rights groups are calling on the Japanese government to improve conditions for women in Japanese prisons. Statistics show most women in Japan are incarcerated for non-violent offenses.
1 day ago
Since the Hamas terror attack on Israel on October 7, nearly 1,000 antisemitic incidents have been reported in Germany. Some of these acts include extreme violence and property destruction, a German association said.
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