Objects And Connections

In this project, we bring personal stories of 'Growing Up African' to life.

We celebrate the richness and diversity of African culture through childhood Stories.

Our mission is to give children an intimate view of African culture in the unexpected, beautiful way only stories can do.

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Introduction Visual

Featured Story: Maleng

A boy from Uganda. A wire car he loved very much. He called her Maleng, meaning beautiful.

Here Malachi Justin narrates Topha’s connection to a precious wire car.

Growing Up African

The stories of 'Growing Up African' are one epic narrative. From cruising down the street with wire cars to kwepena, children played, had fun and did what children do, the African way!

We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed collecting them.

How do we do it?

We ask Africans in the diaspora and continent to pick an object (s) from their childhood and tell us a story about it. Each object tells a story of childhood experiences in different parts of the African continent.

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Setting The Stage For Intergenerational Climate Dialogue

As we witness the world changing due to climate change, there is a need for an intergenerational space where stories of how the world used to look in the past and how people used to live are told.

Objects and Connections sets the stage for intergenerational climate approaches through storytelling.

These childhood stories can pave the way for intergenerational dialogue and help develop more creative responses to the climate crisis.

Our goal is to turn despair into action through the power of storytelling.

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Got a story to tell? We'd love to hear from you!

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