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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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