Do you know the African narrative well? We have great talent in the continent in almost all fields but there is hardly enough information to make this known. Sometimes we tend to know more about trends in other continents than we do our own. The result of letting others tell our stories has been skewed narratives that mostly put the continent in bad light. Africa needs storytellers to propel it to the next level. We need to promote our own and protect our story. “Every knowledge that we have of our history stems from the works of artists. Writers should adopt the art of writing content that can pull the continent out of poverty.” These were the words of Abubakar Suleiman, the CEO of Sterling Bank, during the 7th edition of Ake Arts and Books Festival held in Lagos. Read the article at The Nation.
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It has been said that storytellers are change makers. Since Africans in the diaspora still hold strong connections to the continent, they can influence foreign policies by sharing on-the-ground realities and making under-reported success stories known. Read about these 11 African storytellers who are flying the African flag.