Exploring our encounter with process and production – The significance of the Kente cloth in the Asante Kingdom

Do we fully engage in all aspects of the areas that we invest and apply ourselves in? Process and productivity are two concepts which are interlinked, yet it can often feel as if emphasis is heavily placed on productivity alone. In spaces that have accumulation at the forefront, there is a tendency to seek out […]

The art of storytelling – Oral traditions among the Agikuyu

What does it mean to embrace your story? Storytelling exists, in part, to assist in the process of addressing this question. In a time where generalising and merging experiences can take centre stage in the process of storytelling it is important that we counter this by using our energy to embrace authenticity and connect to […]

Understanding the subconscious – The importance of Chi in Igboland

The Dictionary defines the subconscious as “existing or operating in the mind beneath or beyond consciousness”. The subconscious can evoke perceptions of the unknown as well as the feeling that it is a difficult thing to understand or engage with, particularly in moments where we feel consumed by negative energy and unsure of how we […]

Exploring the relationship between creativity and identity – The importance of music in Mandinka history

How do we embark on a process of defining our identity in spaces which often give little room for such a thing to occur organically? If no time is given to explore and understand who we are then how can we ever claim to know ourselves? Creativity, an opportunity which offers the chance to explore […]

To be impeccable with your word – Proverbs among the Akan people

To be impeccable with your word, the first agreement noted in the international bestseller the four agreements. The power of words and the impact that they can have on our mindset as well as our emotions reiterates the importance of being mindful with the words that we use towards others and ourselves. This trait has […]

Exploring our connection to food – Cultivation in the Kingdom of Buganda

Exploring our connection to the food that we consume can feel like a strange a thing to establish, particularly, in spaces where over consumption and quick and easy access to food is regarded as the norm.  How much thought is given to the process of food arriving on our plates? The energy carried by those […]