How much do you know about Africans living in Australia? Not a whole lot if you’re like me. Once I met Zimbabwean pop singer/songwriter and producer
Audius Mtawarira. At the time he was living in Perth. Then of course there’s our favourite grown up kid Tehn Diamond who famously dropped out of Brisbane University to realise his dreams of having a music career. Between them I gleaned a sparse creative African community exists scattered across Australia.
I’ve recently discovered Afroklectic, an Australian-based creative arts site via which we’re looking forward to fill in the blanks.
Architecture student Eyitam dokli, confirms just how lonely it can be for a black African person out there: “In my discipline I find that there is no one that I can relate to that is African. I mean were I am studying there is absolutely no one African besides me and the office administrator.”
Here is a video where a few others also describe there experiences of life in Sydney.