African Women Blogging This Week

Heri ya Mwaka Mpya (Happy New Year in Kiswahili).

The recent the jailing of a 56-year old English man in the UK for the sexual abuse of children in Africa is a good thing, Black Looks writes. She is however, concerned that the arrest of this vile individual remains an isolated case in Africa because ’millions of children are being abused in this way whilst the number of prosecutions is relatively small’.

In coming to terms with her addiction which is reading books and business magazines, kamundulio has come to the realisation that this addiction is based on the need for information. She writes about how she will ensure she buys a book no ‘matter how expensive the book is’ and is seeking help with her addiction.

Free or cheap contraceptives are available for many Kenyans and yet some women and men continue to put themselves in harms way with regard to sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, writes au lait in a frank and plain speaking article entitled No Glove, No Love.

One African Woman writes about the pressure on black women who have risen to positions of prominence to be successful because they have been made
’representative of all women, carrying the fate of every woman in their hands’. If they fail, they are ‘letting down all women’ and ‘bringing shame on all women’ thus robbing these women ‘right to be wrong sometimes’ and ‘the right not to be perfect’.

Mama JunkYard writes a cautionary tale about how the e-mail address containing her domain name has been spoofed and details in frustration the steps she has taken to deal with e-mail spoofing – a phenomenon she says is ’is baffling business everywhere’ .

Mama Wangari who has recently gone back to work after having a baby, writes about the difficulties that have arisen between her partner and herself in an article entitled Motherhood's a Breeze.

In a New Year resolution, Wambui, who at 16 is the youngest member of the Kenyan Blogs Webring, has decided to ’publicly get involved in the fight against poverty and AIDS’. Well done, Wambui and best of luck.

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