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Works of Radical Imagination

Malaika wa Azania


Malaika wa Azania, born Malaika Lesego Samora Mahlatsi, is a social activist hailing from the township of Soweto. Raised by a single mother, a social justice activist, Malaika discovered politics at a young age. Malaika is currently a student at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, where she is studying toward a geography and anthropology degree. In December 2014 she was elected to be the regional coordinator of UNESCO's Pan African Youth Network on the Culture of Peace in the South African region.