2011 Our African Roots

Objects and stories from the museum collections featured in the temporary exhibition "Our African Roots" from 14 October 2011 to 7 January 2012.

This exhibition came about from our conversations with a number of people of African descent who live in Hackney. They generously told us their stories and lent us objects that reminded them of their African roots.

Some were born here; some came to Hackney as refugees fleeing from war. Some came to join their families, others as pioneers with a spirit of adventure or a desire to better themselves. They have made a life here as well as keeping their roots in Africa.

We asked our contributors about their background and culture, language, faith and identity. Their stories reflect Africa s rich and sometimes troubled history from the beginnings of time to complex international connections of life here and now.
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