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Sankofa Fashion Story

Created with the intention of transforming narratives on slavery, ‘Sankofa’ which translates to Going Back to Forgotten Gems, is a photo story that takes the viewer on a journey through Cape Coast Castle where thousands of slaves were captured and held captive by western colonizers.

Rather than reproducing the narrative of black inferiority, which the castle often represents, the story shows three models reclaiming the space and its meaning and places the female character as an empowered protagonist in a space where many black women were berated and placed at the bottom of the social ladder.

Sankofa teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. Amarachi believes the power of imagery is able to transform how we see ourselves in context to the world. While the past cannot be changed, she wants us to use visuals as a way to help spark and educate the minds that will shape the future. 

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