We choose to be the scribes of our digital generation
when moments of context and culture are few and far between
the continuous streams of content and conversation.
We aim to present a mirror
One that reflects the characters, caricatures and citizens
of African Twitter societies and reflecs that, if for a fleeting moment.
For as Chinua Achebe once said
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
We choose to be scribes of our digital generation.
Here’s to moments of reflection and the people they reflect.
Nendo Ventures launched The A-to-Z of African Twitter in October 2014. Brought about by a Pan African need for depth and understanding of African digital society and culture. The concept and collaborators for this and future publications will travel far and wide across Africa, the diaspora and the globe. The A-to-Z format highlights moments of context and insight amidst the torrential stream of news, updates and content generated by the connected African continent.
Future publications for Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa are set for 2015. Partnerships shall be announced in due course. Nendo continues to seek collaborators and partners to bring the A-to-Z format to these and other countries; get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to @CrazyNairobian & @Droid254 for their contributions early on while the concept came to life. Thank you to @BeLoveCollect for leading on fantastic designs, illustration and visuals; love all along the way. Thank you to @TedKenya for the spectacular film work. My heartfelt gratitude to @Aaron26585 & @TrevorMwangi for the day-to-day support. Thank you to @RoyKing_ for being a sounding board. Thanks as always to @RogerInc; web and internet genie, friend and my right hand.
For the editing support and suggestions in the mission-critical read-through phase. I’d like to thank @ArtSim, @DInjugu, @BintiM, @NiNanjira, @MMNjug, @BrendaWambui, @SamerCostello, @Woozie_M & @Odiemon. For their contribution in co-authoring and critiquing F for Feminism I will thank @BintiM, @BrendaWambui & @NiNanjira. The stages of this publication started with a brainstorm, a shortlisting of several words/terms per letter and a survey to determine the final selection. I’d like to acknowledge and thank the following Kenyans on Twitter for their contributions to the survey:
@RWanjohi, @Mikeztyme1, @Rodah_, @Gillianbarbie88, @DSNJORO, @Spazbender, @Danchez, @Roomthinker, @Borharry, @Mentalacrobatic, @Muchiriibarah, @Mwirigi, @Lindatoni and @AmijeeVivienne.
Most of all, thanks to the over 1.5 million Kenyans on Twitter.*
For being who they are, when they are and how they are.