Issue 1 (Supplement in New African Magazine)
The New African Woman, published in London, provides in-depth coverage of fashion and beauty, health and wellbeing, parenting and family, culture and the arts. It also features exclusive articles and interviews on high profile Black women personalities from both Africa and its Diaspora.
The magazine’s strength is that it purposely provides readers with an insight into Black women’s issues with a unique indigenous twist, in an intelligent, meaningful and inspirational manner.
The magazine also ably fills the glaring lack of coverage on eclectic Black women’s issues that go unreported in mainstream women publications worldwide. The New African Woman has a contemporary, evocative design and superb photography.
We have dubbed this edition “The Power Issue” - power as it affects African women’s rights. In a continent were feminism has largely been viewed as “un-Africa” - who better than our Cover star, the “unapologetic feminist”, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, to deconstruct that view in our wide-ranging exclusive interview.
We also feature interviews with empowered women such as the UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo and the first female President of Mauritius, the bio-scientist, Dr Ameenah Gurib Fakim. Our regular and popular hair and fashion pages look into the rise of natural Afro hair looks, on the hitherto selective western catwalks. Our Real Life feature on female same sex marriages in Tanzania is a vexing –must read.