Category: Publishing

  • A Year of Elections

    A Year of Elections

    In 2024 more than half the world’s population will go to polls. That is approximately 4.2 billion citizens in 65 countries. Eight of the world’s 10 most populous nations (Bangladesh, Brazil, India, United States, Indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, Mexico) are voting. While elections are no guarantee of democracy, it is true that democracy does not exist without…

  • African Mythical Creatures

    African Mythical Creatures

    Many African traditions are older than similar European ones. This raises the question of where so many well-known stories and myths from Western culture came from…

  • Folktales From Kilifi

    Folktales From Kilifi

    A book design project of a collection of stories written by local students from Dabaso and Kakuyuni in Kilifi province, a coastal region of Kenya. The book is illustrated by the talented newcomer from Cote d’Ivoire, Rodrigue Dakouri. The Akili Trust was set up to promote, improve and encourage literacy and educational opportunities in Kilifi…

  • Daughters Destined For Purpose

    Daughters Destined For Purpose

    Here is the result of a collaboration with Daughters Destined for Purpose (DD4P), a Zimbabwean charity founded in 2016 which offers leadership and empowering women and young people through mentoring and coaching. DD4P launched a national poetry competition for young people which has a growing national following. The Poetry Competition is a platform to raise…

  • Translating Covid-19

    Translating Covid-19

    We took up the challenge of translating Covid-19 messaging from governments and WHO about the pandemic, the lockdowns, and the eventual return to a new normal in a language and a feeling that everyone can understand.