Sustainability is a darling word now in the industry, but African designers have always practiced sustainability. African designers are more resourceful when using fabric. They’re careful to minimize waste. Made-to-order is more common and the African fashion market is not as seasonal as the mainstream Western market.
Storyteller. At its basic level, the word conveys the role of someone who preserves the memories, beliefs, aspirations, experiences of a people, a society, a civilization. Storytelling is the convergence of many disciplines, as many disciplines involve storytelling such as history, sociology, anthropology, photography and of course, literature.
I appreciate the storytelling that is done on a micro-level that requires one-one-one interaction with people on-the-ground.
Researchers say that it’s the ability of humans to tell stories that has greatly contributed to our survival as a dominant species.
These women are aiding the growth of technology in African countries by fueling entrepreneurship. There’s a resurgence of innovation happening across Africa as mobile phones and the internet spread […]
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As Rwanda sought to rebuild after the horrors of the 1994 genocide, its development strategy emphasised science and technology. Romain Murenzi, who served as Rwanda’s science minister for eight years, […]
“My art addresses my internal tension between my deep love for Nigeria, my country of birth, and my strong appreciation for Western culture, which has profoundly influenced both my life […]
A friend of mine, Lauren Bohn, wrote an excellent piece about the emergence of high tech startups in Cairo, Egypt. In her usual reportorial style, Lauren weaves a wonderful narrative […]