Afrocuration

A cultural and inspirational experience where participants empowered to create knowledge on Wikipedia about their culture and identity, redressing the historical bias, and taking ownership of the digital narrative

[Event 5]  29 and 30 April 2022, online and in-person
AfroCuration Mozambique 2022

Partner
Ethale Publishing

Motivational speakers
Deltino Guerreiro, Musician
Celestino Mussomar, Historian, Professor and Author

Language of event
Portuguese

Language of Wikipedia articles created
Makhuwa

 

  • 82
    Articles Created
  • 89
    Articles edited
  • 40
    Editors

[Event 4]  18, 19 and 20 April 2022, online and in-person
AfroCuration Milan, Ghana, Tanzania 2022

Partner
Politecnico di Milano

Motivational speakers
Mugendi K. M’Rithaa, Industrial Designer and Researcher
Nzinga Mboup, Architect and co-founder of Worofila

Language of event
English

Language of Wikipedia articles created
Kiswahili, Twi, Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, Italian, Chinese

 

  • 751
    Articles Created
  • 868
    Articles edited
  • 69
    Editors

[Event 3] 2 and 3 February 2022, online
AfroCuration Zimbabwe

Partner
National gallery of Zimbabwe

Motivational speakers
Arnold Chirimika, Spoken Word Artist
Larry Kwirirayi, Writer
Raphael Chikukwa, Museum Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe

Language of event
English

Language of Wikipedia articles created
Shona, Ndebele

 

  • 84
    Articles Created and Edited
  • 49
    Editors
  • 9k
    Views

To declare who we are holds a power that cannot be denied. Who we are is a search, a discovery and a testimony. It is a gift, not just for us but our progeny. It is a feeling we have for ourselves. It is not iron-clad. It is malleable and evolving, with each generation molding itself as it wishes to be seen, not for the other, but for themselves. Who we are spans the breadth of all words in all our languages both dead and alive. It is in our unresolvable tensions and our agreements. It is both fleeting and entrenched. It spans the breadth of extremes across darkness to light. And it is human. We declare who we are in honour of those who were never asked and denied the power to declare themselves.

Lwando Xaso — Constitution Hill Trust

[Event 2] 2 and 3 November 2021, online
AfroCuration South Africa

Partner
Constitution Hill Trust

Motivational speakers
Zaylia Vivienne, student and activist
Joyce Seroke, former chairperson of the South Africa Commission for Gender Equality
Albie Sachs, former judge of the South African Constitutional court

Language of event
English

Language of Wikipedia articles created
Tshivenḓa, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sesotho, Afrikaans

 

  • 84
    Articles Created and edited
  • 55
    Editors
  • 46.5k
    Views

The project is called ‘Who We Are’ because we hope that Wikipedia in the Emakhuwa language will be a hub for Emakhuwa people to learn about their culture, as well as the worlds. We are only creating the first 60 articles in Emakhuwa. The hope is that thousands of Mozambicans will take up the baton and publish many more.

Jessemusse Cacinda — co-founder of Ethale Publishing
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[Event 1] 4 and 5 September 2021, online
AfroCuration Mozambique

Partner
Ethale Publishing

Motivational speakers
Contantino Warila

Language of event
Portuguese

Language of Wikipedia articles created
Makhuwa

 

  • 392
    Articles Created and edited
  • 54
    Editors
  • 2.5k
    Views

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