Wana Udobang is a multimedia journalist, writer, poet, filmmaker and model working in Nigeria. Her work is at the intersection of women’s rights, human interest stories, culture and art.
Paulo Scott is a novelist and poet. A former lawyer and activist, he taught law at university for 10 years before moving to Rio de Janeiro in 2008 to become a full-time writer. He has published four books of poetry and four works of fiction. His novel Nowhere People is his first book to be published in English.
Kiri Kankhwende is a Malawian journalist and blogger specialising in immigration and politics. She tweets @madomasi
If you have to introduce laws telling your citizens that they are banned from wearing purple, sporting red velvet, or showing their knees, then, frankly, you are in trouble. But again and again, when times get tough or leaders think they should be, governments tell their people what to wear, or more often, what not to wear. “Dare to wear this,” they say, “and we will be down on you like a ton of bricks.”
16 December 2016