In 2015, amidst the sounds of New Horizons going beyond Pluto, refugee crises, and increasing inter-connectedness of people, there were a few other whimpers about Africa. Sounds of Ebola, sounds of poverty, sounds of conflict.
Very little mention of improving conditions in some countries. Very little mention of economic growth in others. Lots of memes about Ebola though. So that was fun.
From the ashes of these memes, rose...uh...well it CAN'T be a phoenix....
Writing an interesting about page takes a lot more effort and imagination than we thought, so we'll just skip ahead to the boring part.
What It Means to Be African was started in 2015 by two Kenyans who were tired of being stereotyped for being African. Living in Africa isn't really like you picture it (unless, you know, you live here) and we're all about making an Africa narrative from Africa. To know how wrong or not wrong you are about it, a good starting point is the book.
The site features posts about Africa, non-stereotype stories about regular Africans, and project updates about what we are doing to get the message across to as many people as possible.
Diana does most of the content lifting and wrote the book, while James does most of the business lifting and occasionally shows up to post something obscure or meme-y.
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