Africa is full of mythical and strange creatures mixed into traditions, myths, and beliefs among its many communities. Many of these 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. In most African cultures history and beliefs are part of…… Continue reading African Mythical Creatures
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. Front and back covers The Akili Trust was set up to promote, improve and encourage literacy and…… Continue reading Folktales From Kilifi
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…… Continue reading Daughters Destined For Purpose
We wanted to see how children would respond to the news if it was presented in a familiar way; that of the picture book, the textbook, or the chapter book. When we saw that it was working, we had to bring this new 17Promises style of journalism and design to as many children as possible. …… Continue reading Making the Unique 17Promises
February’s comment is devoted to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day. It is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., on the third Monday of January. Dr. King’s birthday is January 15. Martin Luther King was a civil rights activist, and a leader in the movement to end racial segregation…… Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day
17 Promises is a publication that explains the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to children and young people. They are the most important stakeholders who will inherit the planet; the future policy makers and caretakers, consumers and workers that should benefit from the improvements we promise today. The SDG’s are the #17Promises™ leaders made to make the planet…… Continue reading Afronaut’s 17Promises
Afronaut is a new publishing project from Alanna Max featuring books about and for African children, the Afronauts. Many have set to see themselves in a book, despite the millions of folktales and stories from each culture on the continent. It’s been a dream of mine to play back all the wonderful ‘nganos’, or stories from my childhood…… Continue reading Afronauts Assemble!