Elizabeth Mwambulukutu

2019 Fellowship Alumna, Tanzania

Preserving Folklore Through the Art of Storytelling

Everyone is defined by their own story. Stories carry identity, power, and value and give us a sense of belonging. For me, honest storytelling needs to create spaces that generate conversations, translate problems into solutions, address a stereotype or taboo, and inspire positive change through characters portrayed and their realities.”

Elizabeth Mwambulukutu, 2019 Fellowship Alumna, Tanzania
Elizabeth (middle) and members of the Hapo Zamani za Kale team

As a storyteller and artist, 2019 Fellowship Alumna Elizabeth Mwambulukutu of Tanzania collaborates with tribal leaders in eastern Tanzania to record local folklore through her Hapo Zamani za Kale initiative. Their goal is to document authentic African stories and change the narrative about Africa.

Learn more in this guest blog that she wrote for the YALI Network.

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