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It wasn’t until I wrote and published my first blog post in 2010 that my love of the written word was truly unleashed. Words both written and spoken are powerful — they shape our perceptions, our beliefs, our visions, and tell the world who we are.

I feel very privileged that I can, through my writing, bring to life the stories about the people, places, and things that inspire me, so those stories may inspire others.

I believe books, print or digital, make an invaluable contribution to the development of the African design industry. We put information and different perspectives into context to help us make sense of things, and, more importantly, to create records of what has happened and is happening for future generations to look back on, to be inspired and to know what was.

Here you will find a selection of my books exploring African design.

Contemporary Design Africa

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ifa
Pure Gold

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Fashion Illustration Africa

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Publishing Collaborations

Because writing and publishing my own books was never going to be enough, I have also helped other creatives produce and publish their own books too. By working together we have brought the exciting voices shaping Africa’s contemporary creative scenes to print so that they too can share their unique, diverse perspectives on design and creativity with the world.

BEAUTIFUL
by Mario Epanya,

Mario Epanya is a Paris-based, Cameroon-born beauty and lifestyle photographer who uses his work to champion the need for greater diversity in his industry.

BEAUTIFUL was published to mark a decade of his career.

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Fashion A Second Language
by Godson Ukaegbu

Stylist, photographer, and Editor-in-Chief of Style Mania, Godson Ukaegbu has pooled his knowledge into a must-have guide to the inner workings of the fashion industry, with a focus on the African fashion industry.

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Until the lions learn how to write every story will glorify the hunter

African proverb