Many stories matter

One of the goals of this online project is to enable Africans to tell their own, different stories about ourselves. We are tired of hearing the same old one.

In her TED talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explains it more elegantly and beautifully than I can

“If all I knew about Africa were from popular images, I too would think that Africa was a place of beautiful landscapes, beautiful animals and incomprehensible people fighting senseless wars, dying of poverty and AIDS, unable to speak for themselves and waiting to be saved by a kind white foreigner. “

See it for yourself here, it’s worth the twenty minutes (and however long it takes you to load the thing on our slow African internet):

Also, if you have not yet read her books, shame on you!

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