The on:africa project was conceived of over a sweet cup of chai in Zanzibar in December 2009. It’s taken a few big steps and many more smaller steps to get to this stage, and we’re still only part way along the journey of creating on:africa as we continue to imagine it. The ways of communicating our message continues to change but what we want to say remains the same. on:africa is a place to house people’s reflections, reactions, experiences and thoughts, in, from and on africa.
As we continue to prize first-person thoughts and experiences, who we are is just as important as who you are.
Jenny Doubt is a researcher, writer and editor. Her PhD research requires her to have her nose in a novel, seat in a theatre, hands around a scrapbook and feet in South Africa as much as she can possibly handle. She is a proud co-founder of on:africa.
Hannah Gibson is a freelance writer and researcher, with much of her work focusing on Africa. She is currently pursuing a PhD in linguistics at the School of Oriental and Africa Studies in London. She is a co-founder of on:africa.