UWC Africa Week 2022 started on a high note on Wednesday 27 July through an opening assembly addressed by WK alumnus Khulekani Msweli.
Khulekani spoke abundantly about the need for Africa to tell her story. “We have an incredible and resilient continent that has been crowded by misinformation, but through technology, we are now able to share our own story," he said. On Friday 29 July there were workshops, after which there was Panel Forum I featuring leading industry experts from Eswatini. There was an incredible keynote address delivered by the Chief Executive of BancABCZim, Dr. Lance Mambondiani, as well as a Panel Forum II in the afternoon, a Reception and Visual Arts Exhibition later on the evening of Friday 29 July.
This year’s UWC Africa Week theme is “Africa: Retold, Rethought, Rewritten” and it seeks to reclaim what was once taken. It seeks to untwist the warped tongues of the people to allow them to tell the stories of their home, their ancestry, and their land. It seeks to reframe Africa’s narrative and reclaim the ideological thought process that has led to the intellectual subjugation of Africa. It seeks to rewrite the history of the continent, decentering the west from Africa’s narrative by centering the rich history of its people.