Back to the Future: Returning Africa to the Technological Journey — Part 4

Afrowave
Afrowave
Nov 22, 2017 · 6 min read
Nairobi Western side ©Mutua Matheka

African Identities

There are two identities that have not changed for the last 50 or so years since the independence of most countries, south of the Sahara Desert. The racial identity, that crystallises when one is outside of the African continent, “Black” is clear. The other is the ethnic identity inside of Africa, which for better or for worse has remained a significant reference point for defining one’s “local” identity in most African countries.

Africanising of Identity

Over the years Africans have been experimenting with taking liberal democracy and capitalism as foundations and “Africanising” them. It has not worked yet and it would be foolhardy to experiment for another 50 years. What we need to do is rethink our foundations.

Shok and Oh!

Afroshok is a digital production and consulting, web design and development boutique in Nairobi, Kenya. We specialise in creating cutting edge, ground breaking, brand driven immersive projects. We work through Progressive Web Applications to deliver content where it matters.

Afrowave

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I am a trans-media Artist working across graphic and motion design, video, Web Dev and mobile games. I help small companies step up onto the global stage.

Shok and Oh!

Afroshok is a digital production and consulting, web design and development boutique in Nairobi, Kenya. We specialise in creating cutting edge, ground breaking, brand driven immersive projects. We work through Progressive Web Applications to deliver content where it matters.