Window Galleries: A History of Ordinary People in Africa

18/05/2022

A History of Ordinary People in Africa.

This exhibition was part of the series A History of Ordinary People in Africa (HOPIA), a cultural heritage project undertaken by the Oxford University Africa Society. This display of informative and inspiring posters invited viewers to learn more about the social experience of everyday life throughout Africa and the histories of ordinary people from across the continent. Brought to you by Oxford University Africa Society (@oxfordafrica) in partnership with Fusion Arts, supported by @torchoxford as part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, and by the Oxford African Studies Centre.

A History of Ordinary People in Africa
A History of Ordinary People in Africa


The HOPIA project focusses on oral histories, historical artefacts and photographs to project into the past, centring on women and the underrepresented and spotlighting their resistance, activism, preservation of traditions, innovations, creativity and contribution towards positive change. You can delve deeper into these stories on the HOPIA project webpage.

'A History of Ordinary People in Africa' was on display in the #WindowGalleries from 18th May 2022 to the 3rd June 2022.

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