WANTED: Your view of your city!

Help fight prejudice against Africa!

„The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” (Chimamanda Adichie)

What is special about your city? How do you perceive it? What represents it the best? What is important to know about it? Where do you spend your free time? Where do you work, stay and relax? How is life in your city?

We want your impressions, your point of view, your opinion about your city! Send us your pictures, videos, an essay or a poem – Just express yourself whatever suits you best!

Based on your submissions we will organize the exhibition “Sichtwechsel: Stadtbilder aus Afrika” ( translates as “missing images: Cityscapes from Africa”) in Germany.

In German media African countries are mainly shown as underdeveloped, poor and rural. With the presentation of 5 African cities Lagos, Addis Abeba, Gaborone, Kigali and Kinshasa as an example for the continent we want to show another face of “Africa” compared to what is told in our mainstream media. We want to show that “Africa” is more than poverty, AIDS and Big Five safaris. Our aim is to encourage people in Germany to rethink their view of Africa by getting to know many different stories about the five African cities – amongst others your story about your city!

If you are from Lagos, Addis Abeba, Gaborone, Kigali or Kinshasa don’t hesitate: Take your phone, camera, pen & paper – whatever! Send us your view of your city – we are looking forward to your contributions!

We explicitly request women to take part! The stories should be told equally by women and men!

- Write us an e-mail with an attachment to: africancities2014@yahoo.com

- OR: Upload your pictures, videos, essay or poem in the form below.

DEADLINE: 31.04.2014

With your participation you agree with our condition of participation which can be reviewed here.

Translations of the call for proposals in Amharic, Lingala, Kinyarwanda and Yoruba.