Publications

Nasty Women Talk Back

A collection of Feminist essays on the global women's marches, edited by Prof. Amanda Gouws and Joy Watson. 

In this book, Ashanti contributed a chapter called Don't Forget White Women Voted For Trump. You can preview her chapter below.

MY ARTICLES

Note for the Reader:

Some articles are downloadable and others will redirect you to a link where the article was originally published. 

"The Rainbow Nation made us believe that even within our differences we are equal but we are not. For the youth of South Africa, 1994 carries the weight of unfulfilled promises."

Published by: Huffington Post

August 2017

"The 2015/2016 #FeesMustFall was a student movement whose maxim was 'this revolution will be intersectional, or it will be bullshit.' This peer reviewed journal article is a self reflection of my participation #FeesMustFall, located at Stellenbosch University."

Published by: Politea, UNISA Press

December 2018

"There are key events, watershed moments so to speak, that have occurred since 1994 that have, for those paying attention, irrevocably shattered the myth of the 'Rainbow Nation'; that have exposed the cracks in this illusion of freedom."

Published by: Daily Maverick

May 2017

""So what are supposed to do with leaders who find it easy to separate their personal praxis from political rhetoric? "

Published by: News24

November 2017

"In an unprecedented US election, Donald J Trump was elected the 45th US President. Undeniably, it was the voting decisions of white women that helped get him into office, despite Trumps well-documented history of sexism and misogyny . "

Published by: Mbali Academic Press

October 2018

"Central to the protest, the narrative around farm attacks continues to be framed as being a consequence of either 'black brutality' or 'white genocide.'"

Published by: Huffington Post

October 2017

*coauthored article

"The chaos that is now engulfing the world has a very Western origin. It would therefore be self-defeating for the rest of humanity to permit the self-same authors of chaos to frame the contours of a new global order. It is now time for the rest of the world to assert its right to remake the next international order."

Published by: Daily Maverick

May 2017

*coauthored article

"Our parents were sold dreams in 1994, we are here for the refund. This slogan demanded attention in a sea of posters at a #FeesMustFall protest. And it still holds mine..."

Published by: News24

August 2017

"The ability to tell the difference between real and fake news relies on how far on has critically read and engaged in independent thought. It was Sankara who said a soldier without any political training is a potential criminal..."

Published by: Huffington Post

October 2017

"There are responsibilities that come with our rights. There are additional responsibilities that come with being Black and having access. Those of us who are young, privileged with loud voices, access, freedom, time and resources are required to be meaningfully engaged in politics.

Published by: News24, Huffington Post

December 2017

"Domestic violence in all its forms by its very nature is secretive, unless the victim speaks out. There need to be holistic understandings of the manifestations of violence in the home and as such there should be concerted efforts to create platforms from which non-violent solutions are provided for citizens. 

Published by: News24

September 2017

" It has been over 100 years since Du Bois first described the effects of white domination and supremacy on the black mind...Our oppressor today is internal as much as it is the lack of economic rights and justice. We have internalised and made our own the standards set by a white-dominant culture."

Published by: IJR Newsletter

June 2017

"The West can only stand tall if the rest of us are on our knees. That in the very act of colonization, decolonization was anticipated...The characteristics of African leadership were then moulded by colonial empires. There is a severe leadership crisis in Africa, a crisis we must all take responsibility for."

Published by: Daily Maverick

July 2018

"The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in partnership with the African Film Network hosted a screening of the documentary Winnie that was followed by a dialogue titled Black Women and the Struggle: Marginalization, Poverty and Patriarchy. The post-screening dialogue centered around the erasure of black women and their ‘herstories’ from the collective South African historical record."

 

Published by: Huffington Post

October 2017

"In the middle of what the United Nations has termed "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya people, thousands of civilians have come out in support of Myanmar's military.  Officially, Myanmar’s government does not recognise the Rohingya as lawful citizens. This has effectively rendered the Rohingya people stateless.

Published by: Daily Maverick

May 2017

*coauthored article