If I could change only one thing when it comes to African affairs, it would be that we focus on intellectual development as much as we focus on economic development. I made this argument, among others, in an interview with Charles Aniagolu on “Talking Africa”, ARISE TV’s weekly programme on current affairs last week. Check it out below.
As I wrote on my Facebook page, it was a pleasure to guest this particular ARISE programme because I have always enjoyed the way that Aniagolu’s interviews dig deep. Apart from the aforementioned, the interview, which is divided into three segments, covers my background, African feminism, revolution, challenging patriarchy, transforming the status quo, the African Union’s 2015 theme of women’s empowerment, education in Nigeria and more.
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Hi! I’m Minna Salami. I’m a writer, blogger, columnist, lecturer and speaker and the founder of the feminist blog, MsAfropolitan, which connects feminism to contemporary culture from an Africa-centred perspective. I’ve been listed alongside Michelle Obama and Angelina Jolie as one of “twelve women changing the world” by ELLE and my work has been used as a resource and case study at universities around the world. Like what you just read? Sign up above to receive new posts directly in your inbox.