The Stories of Africa
2023 African Youth Storytelling Contest
Tales of Taste
Save Mother Earth
Tales of TasteStorytelling
The story touches on the current state of most people in my country, Kenya. The state is asking its citizens, “What do you bring to the table?” when our citizens can’t even afford a table. We need to make farming sustainable so that our people do not lack a meal on their table.
Climate Justice’ is a poem that cries against environmental pollution, appealing on behalf of the Earth for justice. It is a call for us to be careful, lest we destroy our habitat with a linear economy that generates waste, and to revert to a circular economy, which will lead to a sustainable future for Africa and our dear planet.
Save Mother EarthShortfilm
Save Mother Earth’ is an infusion of advocacy and spoken word. This piece aims to call the attention of the whole universe to the pains and hardships that the victims of climate change are going through, because that is what humanity means. Humanity demands that we be our brother’s keeper because we are humans first and foremost. We all need to adopt measures to keep Mother Earth safe and secure for everyone.
This year, we’re changing the dominant narrative on Africa – and we need your help to make it happen.
The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) are hosting The Stories of Africa, a youth storytelling contest that aims to amplify critical voices from across the African continent.
We’re looking for perspectives from Indigenous Peoples, local communities, pastoralists, women leaders, farmers, and community leaders on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:
- Food systems and livelihoods
- Land tenure and rights
- Land degradation and restoration
- Youth initiatives
- Women’s leadership