Having tools to verbalize who we are and how we feel is an integral part of storytelling. At Whose Stories Will We Hear, we do not only collect authentic African stories, we honour the voices within these stories. We believe that every story is worthy of being listened to and being heard. In our attempt to understand and tell African stories, we also recognize that our role is not limited to compiling these stories but it is also extended to prioritizing the narrative of the communities that have given us the privilege of collaborating with them. At WSWWH we recognize that we need storytelling, it is here we say: you belong and your story matters.
WSWWH is currently running Series I: The Lives of Africans during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which features stories from 16 African countries. We have presented the collection through virtual U.S. secondary school visits and will offer virtual university presentations later this spring. We are soliciting funds to launch the next phase; to print and tour the collection throughout South Africa, the African continent and the U.S. with a series of events based on a community conversation model. Series II will expand to include multi-media documentation of stories.
Please see our Contact Us page for details on how to submit your story.
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