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Katika Afrika is about a trip to make paper with a group of industrious women living off the grid in the savannah of East Africa.

29 women typeset and printed family narratives in Swahili on paper fabricated from local fig trees. Their stories are overlaid with an account of my transition to “the other” in a faraway land, the resulting truth of my voyage A typewritten timeline punctuated by daily observations skirt the edges of each page.

Katika Afrika is an edition of 10 books printed relief on handmade paper with the addition of digital photographs. As it is the way in Africa, all the materials in this volume are recycled.


Photos by Micheal Fink

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