Arguably, the resonance comes from the recognition that the African story is interesting with or without the tired contexts of slavery, war, and colonialism. The resonance comes from the recognition that African people are interesting and our stories are worth telling.
At Ezibota we want to celebrate the stories of African people by African writers who are crafting amazing narratives today. Stories about characters, situations, and perspectives that shed light on the wealth of nuance embedded in the African experience. We are a connected people but we experience life and reality in many unique ways. Contemporary African storytelling is carrying on ancient tradition by framing our experiences and presenting them on a global scale.
In celebrating our history, present, and future, this quarter [July, August, and September] let’s create dialogue that encourages authenticity and equips an informed and empowered audience. Which African storytellers today are showcasing unique perspectives in ways that move you? What make an African story authentic? Who is an authentic African writer that you admire? How do we balance stories of prosperity and stories of struggle? Let’s get into it! Share your thoughts and join the conversation.
All posts dedicated to this quarter’s theme will be tagged “Contemporary African Stories.”