Ngozi Cole

Writer

Ngozi Cole is a writer who believes in the power of storytelling for transformative change.She writes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and has contributed to platforms such as Women's Media Center ,Brittle Paper ,Roads and Kingdoms, and IPS. Ngozi is a regular contributor to The Patriotic Vanguard, the Sierra Leone Hub Writer at The Culture Trip, and also runs a blog at sepiadahlia.com.
She is also a 2018 recipient of the FRIDA Young Feminist Media Fellowship. Below are examples of her work.

Sierra Leone

Portfolio

Womensmediacenter

Building Sierra Leone's next generation of feminists - Women's Media Center

The next generation of feminists are being nurtured in Sierra Leone, and Moiyattu Banya-Keister, a Sierra Leonean educator and feminist, has created a safe space for this to...

Womensmediacenter

How feminists are organizing for abortion rights in Latin America - Women's Media Center

Jair Bolsonaro's election as Brazil's president at the end of October, and the threat of far right extremism it represents, comes on the heels of a reinvigorated fight for...

Womensmediacenter

#LetsTalkConsent: How a young feminist organization is creating a culture of consent in Ghana -...

Although attention surrounding the #MeToo campaign has mostly centered on the Western world, especially Western celebrities, activists are pushing conversations around rape and...

Osisa

The Afropolitan Youth? The albatross around Africa's neck | The Open Society Initiative for...

"What distinguishes this lot and its like (in the West and at home) is a willingness to complicate Africa - namely, to engage with, critique, and celebrate the parts of Africa...

Ipsnews

Disaster Strikes Freetown - over 400 Dead and 600 Still Missing

In the early hours of Monday morning, August 14, torrential rains hit Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital city. Several areas of the city were flooded, as houses were either...

AFREADA

A Thin Line of Madness: by Ngozi Cole

Sweat dripping everywhere, the mattress was drenched with sacrilegious demons. The black ropes bound and bit into her coarse skin, her bones were now brittle and her tongue hung...

Womensmediacenter

Religious leaders thwart abortion rights in Sierra Leone - Women's Media Center

The Safe Abortion Bill For every 100,000 live births in Sierra Leone, 1,360 women die. According to a 2015 World Health Organization report, Sierra Leone has the worst maternal...

Brittle Paper

The Strangest Thing | by Ngozi Cole | African Poetry

It's hard to get inside my head. Many pendulums of unfinished thoughts Each swiveling recklessly off the edge of a careless charade. Words dripping from an orange amber suckle...

The Patriotic Vanguard

The value of the 10%- The urgency of the Safe Abortion Act

Commentary By Ngozi Cole, Freetown, Sierra Leone. 1.7 million -this is the number of women who seek treatment or unsafe abortion complications in sub-Saharan Africa annually....

Thought Catalog

Just Eat More: For Skinny Girls

"Just eat more!" "Bo you dray o" "Of course you can afford to eat another doughnut, look at you" "Somebody feed her-fufu or a Big Mac " ... The gentle violence. The rib counting...