Bibi Bakare-Yusuf. Via Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
“The greatest problem we have on this continent is the deficit of imagination.”
With those potent words publisher and Yale World Fellow
Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, who (in partnership with with Jeremy Weate
) founded and manages Abuja-based publishing house Cassava Republic, launches into her discourse on the importance of culture and imagination to Africa in this short film by Australian filmmaker Jolyon Hoff
Bakare-Yusuf's narrative is interwoven with footage from across Nigeria, including readings of books written by a few of the more successful authors on Cassava Republic's roster.