Extract From a Conversation between Gabi Ngcobo and Kopano Ratele
Africa / African / Blacks / Masculinity / Men

Extract From a Conversation between Gabi Ngcobo and Kopano Ratele

Introduction This is an extract from an old interview between Gabi Ncgobo and Kopano Ratele. While somewhat dated now, I find it to be fresh still. And since most readers of the blog will not know of it, it will be of may be of interest. Introduction of the interview by Gabi Ncgobo: Thando Mama, … Continue reading

Something Else About Father’s Day 2013: Young Fathers and Fathering Young Men
Children / Men / Sexuality / Uncategorized

Something Else About Father’s Day 2013: Young Fathers and Fathering Young Men

  Something else I left out of yesterday post about Father’s Day: It must have struck many of us that this year Father’s Day fell on the same day as Youth Day: June 16.    It was an interesting coincidence in a society that’s struggling to make sense of things like youth lostness and high … Continue reading

Africa / African / Men

What do Middle Class African Men in Post-apartheid South Africa Want: Money, Fame, or Carrying the White Man’s Bags?

  What do middle class African men in post-apartheid South Africa want? This is not the same question that Frantz Fanon asked. But it is close. Fanon’s question was, “What does a man want? What does a black man want?” To carry the white man’s and mulatto’s bags. This is one of many answers Fanon gave. … Continue reading