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LOUD WHISPERS: Cold, Alone And Forgotten

LOUD WHISPERS:  Cold, Alone And Forgotten

Years ago, when I was still living in London, I was on an underground train one day with an old black lady.  Let me call her Julia. I had at least eight train stops and Julia talked to herself all the way through. She was close enough for me to realise that she was speaking […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Prophecies And Common Sense

LOUD WHISPERS: Prophecies And Common Sense

At the end of the year or the beginning of a new one, there is usually a torrent of prophecies around the world.  Humanity has always expressed a desire to know what the future holds, either out of curiosity or a desire to prepare for the unknown. Every civilization we know of has included those […]

LOUD WHISPERS: As The Year Draws To An End

LOUD WHISPERS: As The Year Draws To An End

When I started Above Whispers in February 2016, I made a commitment to write a Loud Whispers article every week. I knew there was no way I could commit to posting something daily on the website, and I did not want something sporadic, so I decided on a weekly column. Even though I love writing, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Will Human Beings Become ‘Abbies’?

LOUD WHISPERS: Will Human Beings Become ‘Abbies’?

The year is 4028. Planet earth died out 2000 years ago. In the year 2028, a scientist known as Dr David Pilcher gave a presentation at a conference on climate change. His key findings were that humanity would cease to exist in a few centuries time, and unless human beings made the necessary adjustments to […]

Re-Writing Women’s History: Reflections On The Legend Of Moremi

Re-Writing Women’s History: Reflections On The Legend Of Moremi

The story of Moremi Ajasoro, a legendary figure from the ancient town of Ile-Ife in South West Nigeria is not one limited to the Yoruba people of Nigeria.  Her story is known across the world and in the African Diaspora, a classic tale of bravery and sacrifice for the good of the community. Recently, the […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Efuru@50 And Flora Nwapa’s Feminist Legacy

LOUD WHISPERS: Efuru@50 And Flora Nwapa’s Feminist Legacy

Let me apologise in advance to anyone reading this, who has not read Flora Nwapa’s book Efuru, or any of her other books. My challenge to you is, after reading this, please look for a copy of Efuru. It is one of the greatest books ever written by an African woman, and it heralded a […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Changing The Story

LOUD WHISPERS: Changing The Story

Mabel is a 42 year old woman. She has a job she loves and is very good at. She is respected by all her colleagues and peers. She has three adorable children, who are all doing well in their respective schools. She is very active in her church, she is a member of two professional […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Thank You Hillary Clinton

LOUD WHISPERS: Thank You Hillary Clinton

I should have known when I went into two wine shops, looking for a half bottle of champagne, with no success. I arrived San Francisco on November 7th, to attend a board meeting at the Global Fund for Women. When the dates were confirmed at our June meeting in New York, I was very pleased […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Week The Girls Came Back Home

LOUD WHISPERS: The Week The Girls Came Back Home

It took 912 days Of tears, prayers, vigils, speeches, marches, songs, Waiting, watching, cries both loud and silent 912 days The girls came back home They left many more behind Yet the girls came back home The week the girls came back home There was a day when the whole world celebrated girls everywhere Girls […]

‘And Then The Women Came’ A Tribute To The African Women’s Development Fund

‘And Then The Women Came’ A Tribute To The African Women’s Development Fund

I have just returned from Accra, Ghana, where I went to attend a panel discussion on African Women and Philanthropy, to mark the 15th anniversary of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) the first Africa-wide grant making foundation. I co-founded AWDF in 2000 with Joana Foster (Ghana) and Hilda Tadria (Uganda), and we began operations […]