6 April 2017
Abha has come to the African Village to present the reality of the African diaspora and Afro-descendant collectives and to express their needs
The emblematic African Village broadens its horizons with a new space, Abha (The House of the Word). The African diaspora and the Spanish and European Afro-descendent community will be at the heart of this space, with the objective of sharing their modern realities and their needs. The importance of the African oral tradition, femininity, Afro hairstyles, literature and the significance of their cloths and turbans are some of the questions that will be addressed in the space of debate and discussion that will be surrounded stands of social projects related to Africa.
Among the first confirmations for the Abha in the Rototom Sunsplash Celebrating Africa edition are the creators of African tales who run PotoPoto, a project that promote the inclusion of African references in children’s literature to empower Afro-descendent children, who will also present their first graphic novel, El Viaje de Ilombe. Another special guest will be Boniface Ofogo,, from Cameroon, narrator and writer of tale and stories, who will reflect upon the important role of oral tradition in Africa. And coming from Valencia we have the Afro-descendent project United Minds, a regular collaborator, to talk about African literature and authors, music and history in addition to personal care and hairstyles.