“OFF TO is a biannual, atemporal and bilingual magazine (ENG/FR) which offers a unique perspective on African cities. Dedicated to the discovery of a major African city, through the eyes of those who are shaping and living it, OFF TO is a starting point for a conversation about our futures. The magazine addresses the challenges ahead of us whether they are economic, cultural, social, urban or environmental. It’s also a travel guide that calls upon the visitor’s common sense to understand Africa’s urban spaces and the cultures subtleties that define them.”
Inaugural issue. This team of “African nomadi, creative people” has created a magazine dedicated to authentic contemporary reporting from the African continent, by and for Black and African communities.
In the second page OFF TO mag references a quote from South African singer and civil rights activist, Miriam Makeba “Africa has her mysteries, and even a wise man cannot understand them. But a wise man respects them.” Features articles “Care Is The New Cool”, “Rethinking Social Architecture With Kuukuwa Manful”, “Nubuke Foundation: A New Dawn For The Arts”, “Dead White Man’s Clothes: Fast Fashion Disaster”
Editor’s Note: “What if Accra had more to offer on your Instagram feed than music festivals and pretty landscapes? From the outside, the capital city of Ghana is THE ultimate destination for its lifestyle, culture, weather, history or food. I won’t lie. I enjoyed it to the fuleest but when the party was over, I started to dig deep into cultural, social, political, and environmental issues raised by committed artists, organizations, citizens, and even some preachers. Guess what? That’s where I found myself. That’s where we, as an editorial team, want to take you. The journey is sometimes chaotic or hard to process but the flip side of the story is necessary to shake our preconceived ideas and feel the pulse of Accra. And don’t you worry, #yearofthereturn and #beyondthe return are still on. You will experience the city through a new lens after reading.
We’re OFF TO Accra now
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