Meet the Narrative Champions ANF has partnered with to fund storytelling projects that are using art, culture and media to challenge prevailing stereotypes about Africa. These range from a podcast tour around University towns in Kenya, a writing programme to boost African authors through workshops, and a multimedia editorial series profiling young women leaders in Africa.
TRUE Africa is a media-tech platform launched by Claude Grunitzky in 2015. The platform champions young African voices globally and works with over 200 journalists to report on issues that affect young Africans, from sport, culture and music to politics, activism, social issues and health. TRUE Africa's funding will be used to develop an editorial 25-part multimedia series called Limitless, on gender equality and the power of young women across the continent, starting with Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. The content will be produced by young, female journalists from the three countries.
Tokini Peterside - ArtX Collective
The partnership will support young African creatives in their use of digital media to create cutting-edge artistic projects that can yield a shift in the global understanding of African identity.
Akosua Hanson - Moongirls Live
Akosua Hanson is the creator of the thrilling and philosophical Ghanaian graphic novel series, Moongirls Live, which follows the adventures of African queer supersheroes fighting for an Africa free from corruption, patriarchy and the legacies of slavery, colonialism and neo-colonialism. She also founded Drama Queens, a grassroots youth organisation for social change.
Adelle Onyango - Legally Clueless Podcast
Legally Clueless is a weekly series that documents the human journeys of everyday African people. The podcast features #100AfricanStories, a segment where Africans worldwide share authentic stories that let us into their world and their experiences.
Dr Ainehi Edoro
Dr Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of Global Black Literatures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of English and Department of African Cultural Studies. She has an M.A. from Kansas University and a PhD from Duke University. Dr Edoro teaches and researches African literature and digital culture. She is working on a book titled Forest Imaginaries: How African Novels Thinks. She founded Brittle Paper in 2010 when she was a PhD student of literature at Duke University.