Positively African is a partnership registered in Kenya in 2016.
We create content and curate events that celebrate African stories and heritage. Using different mediums – from audio stories to theatre productions – we work with writers, storytellers, actors, publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, sound designers and musicians from across the continent on a range of projects with long-lasting social impact in the literary and performance space. We have a strong track record of creating innovative projects and have reached thousands of children and adults through our publicatios, audio books and storytelling events.
Positively African was co-founded by Maïmouna Jallow and Neno Kali. Maïmouna is currently the company’s Director. Maïmouna has managed large-scale projects, including a million-dollar grant to the African Media Initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has a solid background in radio, and worked as a producer and reporter for the BBC World Service.
She is also a writer and storyteller, and has performed her one-woman adaptation of Lola Shoneyin’s critically acclaimed novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, on stages around the world. Maïmouna is an inaugural fellow of the Ford Foundation’s #AfricaNoFilter fellowship and holds an MA in African Literature from SOAS, University of London. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.