Elisabeth Efua Sutherland enforces the female perspective in cultural narratives
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Arts and Culture Elisabeth Efua Sutherland enforces the female perspective in cultural narratives

As the granddaughter of one of Ghana’s pioneer female playwright’s Efua Theodora Sutherland, Elisabeth Sutherland was destined for a career in the arts. She has taken to recreating folklore to reflect the female perspective and has co-founded a theatre program to stimulate new and young talent in Ghana.

Meet Hauwa Ojeifo founder of She Writes Woman, a women-led movement giving mental health a voice
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Africans rising Meet Hauwa Ojeifo founder of She Writes Woman, a women-led movement giving mental health a voice

She Writes Woman is a platform founded by Hauwa Ojeifo, which aims to raise awareness about mental illnesses in Nigeria and give people struggling with mental health a voice. She is the only Nigerian female recipient of the Queen’s Young Leaders award and is one of the 2019 Obama Foundation Leaders.

Wangechi Mutu unveils first installation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s façade in 117-years
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Africans rising Wangechi Mutu unveils first installation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s façade in 117-years

Designed by Richard Morris Hunt and completed in 1902, the American Metropolitan Museum of Art’s facade features four niches intended to house free-standing sculptures. 117 years later this intention has been fulfilled by Kenyan contemporary artist Wangechi Mutu with an installation dubbed, “The NewOnes, will free Us”

Fawn Weaver starts American whiskey brand to honour the contribution of a slave master distiller
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Lifestyle Fawn Weaver starts American whiskey brand to honour the contribution of a slave master distiller

A 270-acre distillery is the first in U.S. history to honour Nathan “Nearest” Green an African American slave known as the Godfather of Tennessee whiskey and one of the few operated and owned by a black woman. It is reported that Jack Daniels of the popular whiskey brand learnt everything on the art of distillation and the operation of a whiskey still from this man.