A younger generation of feminists will remember her, above all, for her remarkable championing of the struggle against patriarchy.
With a growing number of younger Namibian voters born after independence, the struggle narrative became increasingly anachronistic.
Makeba, who would have turned 90 on 4 March 2022, was a hugely influential artist and an icon of African liberation and identity.
The role played by guerrilla radio in the liberation struggle will not be lost to history, thanks to books like this.
Frelimo, which governs Mozambique, has squandered the enormous political capital it enjoyed at independence. It now remains in power through violence, intimidation, harassment, and threats.
Kaunda will be remembered as a giant of 20th century African nationalism – a leader who gave refuge to revolutionary movements, a relatively benign autocrat and an international diplomat.
South Africa’s famous toyi-toyi was adopted from Zimbabwean troops, who learned it in Algeria – showing the interconnected nature of Africa’s liberation struggles.
According to a new book, the friendships among women in the novel reveal its author Sol T. Plaatje’s view of effective political struggle.