Answering her sons’ questions and promoting Afro-culture at a time when identities are clashing, this is the call of the Afro-Youth Publishing House. At its head is the teacher and entrepreneur Jahelisa Sekhmet, who, at the birth of her children, felt the desire to convey a new narrative of the rich history of ancestors and people of African descent.
Afrodya Publishing did well in 2015 with the publication of the first historical and educational guide on the history of Africa and its diaspora. The book is now a reference. After five books, Jahelisa Sekhmet continues her quest and extends knowledge of the “black world” to the realm of Afro-poetry and restores its dignity, with this new publication “So beautiful, my Afro-hair!” Which is scheduled to be released on June 24, 2022.
The universe created by Jahelisa Sekhmet around Aphrodia transcends the world of the book. The author explores all educational, fun and artistic tools for young people, parents and educators thanks to “Afrodya Workshops”. These workshops are a time for participation, encounters, and founder-led learning about the topics covered in these books. In the program for the months of May and June 2022, discover the richness of Afro-hair, its motifs, and the hairstyles of its ancestors through the centuries.
“Afro-poetry crystallizes feelings and myths,” she explains. As it continues to be surprising, it is unfortunately often a source of disdain among young girls in our society. Helping children and teens understand where we come from, and studying the art of curly hair, helps them become passionate about Afro-culture. »
Founded in 2015, AFRODYA Editions is a youth publishing house that specializes in educational, historical, fun and artistic books and tools intended to convey and share the history of Africa, the Americas and the West Indies. This material can be used by children, adolescents, students, parents, teachers, educators and the general public.
About Jahelisa Sekhmet:
Jahelisa Sekhmet has been working as a primary school teacher for 20 years. She is passionate about history. For ten years, I followed courses, conferences, and symposia presented by many intellectuals, Egyptologists, and historians. It also developed in the unionist and hard-line environment. She is now the director of the publishing house AFRODYA EDITIONS and the author of several books. She also leads AFRODYA workshops