The author…



My name is Namatama Theresa Katanekwa. A 21 year old from Lusaka, Zambia. I recently graduated with a Bachelors of Education in Environmental Education (B.ED.ENV) degree, from the University of Zambia. As the only child of two loving and hard working parents- I spent most of my childhood travelling having moved from Zambia, the U.S., South Africa and back. During this time, I developed a passion for writing and gained a worldly perspective having been exposed to different cultures and environments.


As I started my higher education, interning and doing volunteer work; I gained a passion for women’s issues. In my third year of university I decided to officially become a feminist, in hopes of advocating for women especially in my home country of Zambia.

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My ultimate goal: Be the change I want to see in the world. Be an agent for change to better the position and treatment of not only African women but women world over!

To make a difference!


“Third World Girl” the blog…


A brainchild I came up with right after I turned 20, I wanted a way to tackle women’s issues from an African/third world perspective. Something rarely done. There are so many issues be it political, health, social, economic and cultural and so many more; in which the African woman’s views are often sidelined, unexpressed and unheard. I wanted to change that! I wanted a place to discuss issues, share my thoughts, challenges and personal journeys, as well as educate and showcase African women/women’s initiatives that are setting the bar high for excellence. A place to write from an African feminist point of view. I also wanted a platform to just share thoughts I may have, not all of which are serious (don’t worry) but still significant, and so Third World Girl was born! I hope Third World Girl is of value to anyone reading or following. Even if you don’t agree with everything, I hope it still gives you something to think about! And if you do agree show your support by sharing and following. Thoughts, suggestions and contributions always welcome (find me in the contact section). Welcome, and enjoy!!!