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This Is Africa: The Importance of Telling our Own Stories and the Power of Online Platforms like TIA

Jozi based filmmaker Tseliso Monaheng caught up with some of our Johannesburg-based contributors to talk about the importance of telling our own stories and the power of online platforms like TIA. Since its inception, This is Africa (TIA) has strived […]

Jozi based filmmaker Tseliso Monaheng caught up with some of our Johannesburg-based contributors to talk about the importance of telling our own stories and the power of online platforms like TIA.
Since its inception, This is Africa (TIA) has strived to create a space where young Africans can tell their own stories and share their experiences. Our name is a play on the negative clichéd phrase, ‘This is Africa,’ used mostly by Westerners as a sign of exasperation. Our use of the phrase, however, is to symbolise a new, positive and balanced representation of the Africa we want to see and read about.

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