Welcome back to Of Africa!
With our new and improved website we are ready to kick off our second season and explore our new theme, ‘Innovation’. Join us as we highlight and celebrate innovative women of African descent who are thoughtful trailblazers creatively contributing across the globe in ways that challenge and inspire us all.
We start with Joy Richu, a Kenyan writer, producer and filmmaker whose stop-motion animation ‘Above Ground’ encapsulates the essence of innovation. ‘Above Ground’ is a visual translation of African oral storytelling, folklore and magic realism. By combining her moving images with a soundscape Joy Richu has found a new way of telling a story while incorporating old techniques.
There are countless projects, products and stories with women Of Africa behind them that need to be shared and appreciated and we invite you to help us uncover them by using our hashtags for the season #CelebrateWomenOfAfrica #Innovation #OfAfricaMag.
Julia Chanda Zvobgo
Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Of Africa