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Doreen Baingana Weighs in on Feminism, African Culture, Tropical Fish and More

Doreen BainganaTropical Fish Seventh Street AlchemyNigerian journo Jerry Adesewo interviewed Ugandan writer Doreen Baingana on a range of subjects recently; here’s his grab-bag collaboration with her:

Writing about women

Feminism has received a bad rap here. People believe anyone who is a feminist hates men. It is a disservice. Yes, I am a feminist. Anyone who believes women have equal rights as a man is a feminist, even men. You believe that a woman working the same type of work as a man should earn the same as the man; that is a feminist. I don’t hate men. I love men and we have to find a way to live together peacefully. As a writer, it was easier for me to reach the emotions, feelings and perceptions about the women, of which I am familiar with.

I would like to explore more about the male character; it would be much more of an adventure for me to do that. For now I am exploring more of the female psyche, female mindsets, female emotions and female characters. I am not saying women write women better but it was easier for me starting out to deal with something close to my own experience.

Book details

  • Seventh Street Alchemy: A Selection of Works from the Caine Prize for African Writing by Doreen Baingana, Brian Chikwava, Monica Arac de Nyeko
    EAN: 9781770091450
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