Dr Hibist Kassa is a feminist grounded in historical materialist traditions in Africa. Hibist has spent fourteen years developing an understanding of African political economy from the vantage point of within the feminist movement in Ghana, and later, globally. She was a member of the Executive Committee of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN). She was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies (SCIS) at the University of Witwatersrand. She was awarded her doctorate in Sociology at the University of Johannesburg. Hibist is passionate about African cosmology, and arts and culture as part of the radical thought needed to rethink African Sovereignty in the spirit of self-reliance, self-determination and alternative development pathways.