Storytelling is in our DNA
Every aspect of life can become a story. From experiences of the past, our present day, and through to our dreams for the future, we all have the ability to captivate.
Growing up in Zim, the world seemed like make-believe. It felt as though storytelling and conversations were paramount to the fabrics of our society. All around me were storytellers anticipating and waiting for the next available ear.
They told playful and funny stories, painful and solemn stories, and stories which captured our hearts. Even when they were amusing, like The Hare and The Baboon, they were still ingrained with something so powerful. What we didn’t know then was that these stories were not only told to entertain us, but also to preserve our culture, preserve our lost history and to keep us connected to the foundations of who we were and are.
Now we know. While we can’t resurrect all we’ve lost, we can create our own history. We can now document the true essence of who we are as a people, as a community, as a culture and as Africans. We can start telling authentic stories.