African / Boys / Gender / Masculinity / Men

African Boys, Men and Masculinities Reimagined – Programme

  Two weeks ago we posted an announcement for the Symposium on African Boys, Men and Masculinities to be held at the University of Western Cape (UWC) on May 4, 2016. Here is the draft Programme Since the announcement a new speaker, Monique Huysamen, had been added to the programme. A doctoral candidate at UCT, Ms Huysamen … Continue reading

Boys / Masculinity / Symposium

African Boys, Men and Masculinities Reimagined – A One-Day Symposium

A one-day symposium on how to think, study, approach, represent, and engage the complex lived experiences of African boys, men and masculinities will be held at the University of Western Cape (UWC) on May 4, 2016. The organisers are the psychologist Kopano Ratele of the University of South Africa and the South African Medical Research Council, and … Continue reading

Africa / African / Boys / Children / Gender / Masculinity / Men / Violence / Women

Dealing with Emotional Trauma is Not for Bourgeoise Mamas’ Babies

Men have hearts – believe it or not. Men’s hearts, like women’s, can get really badly hurt. Unlike women, men are not as adept in doing the work that heals a heart. I wouldn’t be able to say stuff like that when I was in my teens and twenties, given to acting all smooth as … Continue reading