“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots,” pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey once said. We learn very little about the depth and complexity of our history in school and popular culture. Buyu seeks to change that. Buyu’s mission is to help tell African history and make it easily accessible.

Buyu is the word for baobab tree (commonly known as “The Tree of Life”) in several East and Southern African languages. Inside our buyu tree is sankofa, a West African symbol that means learning from the past.

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