The goal is to change the stereotypical, one-dimensional perspective that the Western media has painted Africans to be. This session should catalyze creatives into telling and making an art of original African stories. Gcina Mhlophe is our speaker, and she will be moderated by Mshai Mwangola on the 23rd September.
Since inception, Africa’s independent film industry has overturned colonial and racial capitalist distortion of Africa, Africans and African relations of gender and sexuality.
Nigerian-British author Bernardine Evaristo, the first African to win the the Booker prize for fiction, joins Abena Busia on live zoom to discuss her life and work, and to share the thinking that led her to write her powerful and urgent “Manifesto: On never giving up”(2021), following the success of her remarkable novel about the Black British experience : “Girl, Woman, Other” (2019)