“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!
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.
‘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.
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.