Name: Sebabatso Manoeli
I am a lover, a poet, an intellectual, a dreamer, a fighter and a leader. I was born in Lesotho, bred in small Afrikaans towns across South Africa, and have spent most of my adult life in the US and the UK, and as a result I strongly identify with a cosmopolitan identity that is rooted in a deep love for and fascination with the African continent. I moved abroad to study. My first degree was in Political Science and Black Studies at Amherst College, MA. In between, I studied in Egypt for six months where I took classes in art, Egyptology, politics and Arabic. I then moved to Johannesburg to work at two inspiring organisations successively – the African Leadership Academy and TheBrenthurst Foundation. During that year, Joburg became one of my favourite places on the planet. Afterwards, I moved…
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i’m excited for this
Set for an early 2016 release is GREEN WHITE GREEN the debut feature of Nigerian filmmaker Abba Makama with a screenplay by yours truly, Africa Ukoh. GREEN WHITE GREEN is a coming of age story about three young Nigerians with time to burn, a borrowed film camera and dreams as big as their motherland. The film stars Ifeanyi Dike Jr., Samuel Robinson, Jamal Ibrahim, Crystabel Goddy, Bimbo Manuel, Okey, Uzoeshi and Meg Otanwa. I had a ton of fun writing the script and it’s certainly going to be a film with a unique and vibrant visual flair.