Isusu Ffena which translates to “us together” is a series of events centred around Afrikan and Afropean ideas. We work towards blending more experimental and unique ways to be a diverse platform for minority and queer narratives. From panel discussions, exhibitions to live music performances, Isusu Ffena embodies the rich diversity of Afrikan creatives. Through this multiplicity we aspire to stretch the understanding of creation to the realms of expression, philosophy and discussion.
As a setting for empowerment, solidarity and networking among Afrikans, Isusu Ffena is an educational platform aimed not only at those of Afrikan descent but at everyone ready and willing to engage. As the content in Isusu Ffena is shaped by personal experiences the audience is urged to come bearing in mind the intimate nature of the topics and the sensitivity required to engage meaningfully. Through sharing narratives of confidence, creativity, learning and sexuality we hope to make our mark in the German society through inspiring others to have those often muzzled conversations in their own communities.
Due to the silencing and misrepresentation of Afrikan perspectives, all our panelists, artists and contributors are Afrikan. We believe that even if non-Afrikan people stand in solidarity, their understanding of the Afrikan experience is secondary and more precedence should be allowed to African* voices. We stand in solidarity with other Pan-Afrikan groups in Germany and beyond – we hope to continue the conversations that have been started by the great thinkers, activists and artists before us. We want to take up space, inspire and learn from one another. We want to feel safe and heard.