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Pitch black

Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’ve been reading Ways of Dying by Zakes Mda. In the book, there’s a woman who is described as pitch black. While doing the book review on air, I took the opportunity to talk about colourism. As you have read from some of my previous posts, I was a … Continue reading

Free your mind

I am a black woman, but have never seen myself as such. I always saw myself as a human being although sometimes being black and proud was very difficult for me.

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Must Read: Open Letter To Society From A Dark Skinned Girl

With the rising cases of bleaching, you can only ask yourself where the mentality that a certain skin colour is more superior than another came from. The pressure to ape the Western lifestyle has become so much to the extent that many young girls are opting to compromise their health just so that they can … Continue reading

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Connie V

Connie V

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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