Yay! Your girl got published 💃.
Hello everyone, I’m thrilled to announce that I got published on the Young Afrikan Magazine for emerging winner of their monthly writing contests, for the month of July, with my article titled, “You Rape Apologist!” which was centered on the bizarre rape-apologetic culture of Africans and the African continent as a whole. Below is a snippet of my article. Make sure you head on to Young Afrikan website if you want to read the full article.
“Welcome to the 10th Annual African Women’s Rights Matter Conference. Our keynote speaker for this year’s event is a renowned author, speaker, philanthropist, human rights and gender advocate, right here from Ghana. Ladies and gentlemen, with a resounding round of applause, let’s welcome Mr. Kafui Doe Gasu,” boomed my voice through the tiny mouthpiece attached to the back of my dress, connecting all the way to my mouth.
Kafui elegantly mounted the stage of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s Great Hall, amid the cheers and claps of the august audience of men and women, young and old, present there.
“Good morning, lovely ladies and gentlemen. It is with great pleasure that I join you here today as your keynote speaker for this year’s event. Over the years, this conference has been held all over the African continent, in countries like Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and many others. And so to be a part of this first edition to be held in Ghana, my own motherland, makes me truly proud and honoured. Thank you once again for having me.”
The audience erupted into another applause. Kafui smiled and took a sip from the glass of water on his podium.
“Before I begin my speech, first and foremost, I would like to thank the organizers of this wonderful program, my very good friend, Elizabeth, included. You are doing a great job Liz,” he said, clapping and smiling in my direction. I nodded my acknowledgement, smiling too, because it felt wonderful to see my friend and colleague in the limelight, getting the recognition he deserved, for his enormous contribution in the fight for women’s rights here in Ghana.
Kafui continued, “So as the theme of this conference purports, we are here because of our women and their rights. African women; the ones to whom this continent owes a great deal of praise as well as apologies. Sadly, I do not bear good news as my topic today is on a growing, cankerous pandemic that threatens the rights and freedoms of our women in this continent-that is, the right to live and to have full autonomy over their bodies. Rape. Following the news these recent days have traumatized my heart, and particularly as a male, I have felt so much shame. I therefore stand on this platform to render my heartfelt apologies to you, our precious women, for failing to do enough to protect you from the few bad nuts among us.”
Another wholesome applause echoed through the arena while Kafui paused and waited for it to end before continuing….
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