Africa has to tell her own story, build her own narrative — this point has been made over and over. It is important for how we think about ourselves and our agency, it is important for the sake of truth and justice, and it is important for everyone as Africans everywhere, emerge into participating fully in a challenged and entangled world.
This Jamlab Meetup in collaboration with the Civic Tech Innovation Network aimed to reflect upon work that is being done to decolonise African narratives but also to look forward to resetting Africa onto a new path of solidifying its stories and futures. The session unpacked ways in which journalism, media and civic tech communities can contribute to reshaping African narratives.
Following from wide affirmation (including from our JAM Cafés in 2020) of the importance of African narratives, now that the need/rationale is established, what needs to be considered or to happen next?
- Moky Makura, executive director of Africa No Filter
- Herman Chinery-Hesse, founder and chairman of SoftTribe
- Ainehi Edoro, founder and editor-in-chief of Brittle Paper, an African writers platform
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Thinking outside of the box to reclaim African narratives
Africans cannot continue to allow outside sources to define their stories, said Moky Makura, executive director of Africa No Filter, speaking at the Jamlab Meetup virtual series on reclaiming African narratives through storytelling...Read More