Islam is interpreted to establish the dominance of men, and this male supremacy is at the root of all our problems.
Teacher, journalist, and photographer, Ndeye Seck, talks about feminism and her teaching practice, the Senegalese education system and her passion for football.
In 1973, Senegalese activist and artist Omar Blondin Diop died in a Senegalese prison. His life helps reveal what revolutionary politics look like in a neocolonial state.
Maisha ya mwanaharakati na msanii wa Senegal Omar Blondin Diop yatasaidia kutoa mtazamo wa jinsi siasa za kiukombozi zilivyo katika ukoloni mamboleo.
What it means to be a man and a feminist.
Once you've exhausted all the Negritude quotes, you have to confront the fact that Leopold Sedar Senghor ran Senegal as a repressive, one-party state.
What roles have francophone African women played in movements for pan-African liberation, historically and now?
Rama Salla Dieng talks with a British literature scholar on literary activism in French.
There is a disconcerting resemblance between how some Senegalese talk about homosexuality and how they discuss COVID-19.
The author and journalist shares a reading list from her time as The New York Times' Bureau Chief for West Africa.
Did Frantz Fanon ask Léopold Sedar Senghor for a job in 1953? And what might have happened to postcolonial psychiatry in Senegal if Senghor had given him one?
Ajami is the centuries-old practice in West Africa of writing other languages using the modified Arabic script. It is also more widely dispersed than we give it credit for.
How do queer women in Senegal navigate the simultaneous desires of same-sex intimacies, family life, societal expectations, and urban success?
Queer identities, widely accepted on the pitch in women's football, may be the way to challenge gender norms in some societies.
Election meddling may have sullied the reputation of Senegal as a beacon of democracy in West Africa, but a popular opposition candidate is giving hope for a new wave of Pan-Africanism in the region.
Beyond national elections, the Y’en a Marre political movement is changing Senegalese civic and political life for future generations.
On the eve of Baaba Maal's first New York City concert in 8 years, Oumar Ba interviews him, asking about protest movements, the music business and Senegal.
The late Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambety once said his films are not based on premeditation or planning.
Religious authorities in Senegal are organizing protests against a popular TV series. The outrage could be related to the challenges the series provokes of the "proper" place of women in society.
44-year-old Ousmane Sonko finished third in Senegal's presidential election, energizing young people.