“The Emancipation of women is not an act of charity, the result of a humanitarian or compassionate attitude. The liberation of women is a fundamental necessity for the revolution, a guarantee of its continuity and a precondition for its victory.” Speech delivered in 1973 by Samora Machel, revolutionary leader of FRELIMO and first Head of State of Mozambique. He was killed 29 years ago today in a plane crash arranged by the apartheid South African government. A Luta Continua!

Photography Deon De Villiers

“Mome of Mombo’s youngest members enjoy the affection from their mom. While siblings suckle happily, this little fella soaks up all the love he can get.” 

Botswana, Southern Africa

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Shoutout to all the regular girls. With our gravity defying tresses. And skin that the sun longs to be a part of. Those of us that can feel beautiful without all the extra shit.

Yeah.

Us regular girls.

Likishi dance costume of the Luvale people, Zambia, including the mwana pwevo mask and a pair of rattles made from seed pods, worn around the ankles.  Artist unknown; late 19th or early 20th century.  Now in the Brooklyn Museum.  Photo credit: Brooklyn Museum.

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This is what it looks like to be eaten by a  Grey Crowned Crane, native to Eastern and Southern Africa

‘Support the People of Azania, Namibia, Zimbabwe against racism and imperialism’, Committee On Southern Africa, San Francisco, [late 1970’s]. Printed by Inkworks, a printing project of the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee.

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Dik-Dik

A dik-dik is the name for any of four species of small antelope in the genus Madoqua that live in the bushlands of eastern and southern Africa. Dik-diks stand about 12–15.5 inches at the shoulder, weigh 6.6–13.2 pounds, and can live for up to 10 years. Dik-diks are named for the alarm calls of the females. In addition to the females’ alarm call, both the male and female make a shrill, whistling sound. 

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