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Africa Is The Future, Past, *and* Present: A Collaboration T-Shirt

Grab our new collaboration t-shirts with Africa Is The Future, available now at the Okayafrica Store.


Okayafrica and Africa Is The Future have teamed up to bring you the Africa Is The Future, Past, and Present t-shirt, specifically designed for the man in the mirror (it's backwards, duh). It was an obvious collaboration for Okayafrica — like us, AITF is all about developing new perspectives and representations of the continent and diaspora. What impressed us most about AITF is their ability to actually see into the future — their online magazine features new stories from 2033, "a sort of mirror that might light up the present with an empathic irony." But in the present, you too can easily represent. BUY your own Africa Is The Future, Past, and Present T-shirt right now.

>>>GRAB AN AFRICA IS THE FUTURE, PAST, AND PRESENT T-SHIRT

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How Relocating to Ghana Helped Reinvigorate Jewelry Designer Aisha Asamany's Work

Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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