For if we are not fully conscious of what we were, hardly can we really understand who we are now and how we can have a clear vision of what we ought to be.” – Professor Sophie Oluwole

This space is dedicated to exploring pre-colonial African history. The aim is to showcase various societies of the continent as well as cultural practices that have long existed, from a holistic gaze. By engaging with culture and ancestry in this manner, this space aims to draw attention to the invisible aspects of tradition and gauge how they interact with the body and mind. In addition, to promote discussion about how to discern and apply lessons from the past to our own lives in a meaningful way, for personal and collective growth.

Having a good understanding of the past is key to the process of intimately knowing who we are. It is my hope that, by showcasing various societies of the past, this space will provide an opportunity to learn about African history and gain important knowledge from the past, to assist us in thriving in our present.