Andaiye (1942 -2019) was a Guyanese social, political, and gender rights activist, who has been described as a transformative figure in the region's political struggle. She was an early member of the executive of the Working People's Alliance (WPA) in Guyana, alongside Walter Rodney. A founding member of the women's development organisation Red Thread in Guyana in 1986, Andaiye was also an executive member of the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA).
The Black experience of cancer is rarely discussed. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Black History Month (UK), we extract this touching essay by Andaiye remembering her ‘sister survivor’.Read full article