Khadija Patel

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Khadija pushes words on street corners. She is currently editor of the Mail & Guardian. As a journalist she has been published in South Africa by the Daily Maverick, the Mail & Guardian, Eyewitness News and City Press, among others. Her work has also been carried internationally by the likes of Quartz, The Guardian and Al Jazeera. She has also offered political commentary on Al Jazeera English, Sky News and BBC World. She is the co-founder and executive editor of one of the fastest growing news websites in South Africa, The Daily Vox. In 2014, Khadija was a Wiser-Duke University writing fellow. She is writing a history of the suburb of Mayfair in Johannesburg, where she grew up. Home these days to Somalis, Ethiopians, Turks, and Indian and Coloured South Africans, Mayfair is both negotiating newly Afropolitan identities and battling legacies of segregation.

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