The Danger of a Single Story

Our lives, our cultures are made up of many overlapping stories. Writer Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found the authentic voice of her culture — and warns that if we hear even a single story about another person or country, we risk a serious misunderstanding.

Justice for Thomas Sankara 25 years after

We offer you to relive through this short film the laudable journey of the one that some have nicknamed the  »African Che Guevara », Thomas Sankara, one of the outstanding figures of the contemporary history of Africa.

On the 59th Pan-African Women’s Day, Place-for-Africa is highlighting 54 women from 54 African countries who are role models for women’s development and activism.

Africa For Norway – New charity single out now!

If we say Africa, what do you think about? Hunger, poverty, crime or AIDS? No wonder, because in fundraising campaigns and media that’s mainly what you hear about. Imagine if every person in Africa saw the « Africa for Norway » video and this was the only information they ever got about Norway. What would they think about Norway?

UnMothering The Woman

What has your version of being a mother been? Or maybe you are not a mother and never even wanted to be one. Why has African society been so complicit in shaping women’s identities via stereotypes and imagery? Why have mothers been shown as possessing a super blend of unconditional love, sacrifice, patience and strength? #InUnmothering the Woman, we are attempting to answer these questions by creating a safe space for women to talk about the challenges of mothering, creating our own maternal anecdotes that will allow us to challenge patriarchal regulation of women’s identity.

Don’t ask me where I’m from, ask me where I’m local

When someone asks you where you’re from … do you sometimes not know how to answer? Writer Taiye Selasi speaks on behalf of « multi-local » people, who feel at home in the town where they grew up, the city they live now and maybe another place or two. « How can I come from a country? » she asks. « How can a human being come from a concept? »

Repairing the future with Felwine Sarr

Felwine Sarr (1972) is a writer, economist, and musician. He is the author of Afrotopia (2016). He is well-known for his ground-breaking report The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage: Toward a New Relational Ethics and cofounded the Laboratory for the Analysis of Societies and Powers/Africa-Diasporas (LASPAD) in Saint-Louis. In 2016, he co-created with Achille Mbembe the annual Dakar and Saint-Louis workshops Ateliers de la pensée, which sought to stimulate a “non-colonial” school of thought.

Felwine Sarr : Laisser le monde plus habitable que nous l’avons trouvé

Questioning imaginations, opening up possibilities and projecting oneself freely into the future to make it exist. This is Felwine Sarr’s proposal. This thinker, economist by training, is also a philosopher and an artist. Author, among others, of Afrotopia, he delivers in this interview his perception of the challenges of the current world and the paths for the future.

Invisible giants: afrofeminism and womens’ commitment in human rights movements, with Coumba Toure

If the year 1960 sums up the independence of most of the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, questions about the perpetuation of colonial domination in other forms remain. Human rights are still being questioned in the 21st century. Many civil society organizations and actors are raising their voices today to speak out against social injustice. Among these people, we will focus today on African women, their struggles, their challenges. In this interview we discussed with Coumba TOURE, coordinator of Africans Rising (@AfricansRising), her vision of feminism, her commitments, and the role of African women in civil right movements.

Invisible Heroins

In these series of interviews the #HéroïnesInvisibles, we can see Mrs. IsibaKobaASSOU President of #AFeDDA, who explains how today’s society can work for the emancipation of women. How can women reconcile their professional and private lives for the full enjoyment of their rights? What should be the support of men in the life of the woman?

In this episode citizens from several countries try to answer this question Do you think there are alternative systems of government to democracy that would be more suitable for our times or for your country in particular?

We offer you to relive through this short film the laudable journey of the one that some have nicknamed the  »African Che Guevara », Thomas Sankara, one of the outstanding figures of the contemporary history of Africa.