07-11 September 2016

Open Book Festival

06-10 September2017

Tabisa Raziya

tabisa raziya

Tabisa Raziya is a young, black, radical woman who studies at the University of Cape Town. 2016 is her final year at this institution, majoring with a BA in Media & Writing and Gender Studies.

As member of the Rhodes Must Fall Movement, she believes in their three ideological tenets. Black Consciousness, Pan Africanism and Black Radical Feminism. ‘Without embracing an intersectional understanding of our oppression as black people – our liberation is compromised and incomplete. With that said. I self identify as a queer black woman. When all falls, upon our shoulders will rest a question: where were you when Africa was chanting its path and dictating how people should write about her? (I was writing, learning from other black womxn and supposedly asking the right questions.)’