Ama is a passionate photo-journalist based in Ottawa, Canada. In this episode, she comes onto the podcast to share her literary debut, “Djribo: The Little Story to Galvanize the Troops”. Djribo is a snapshot of Afro-Canadian experiences, cultures and communities, and especially, Black excellence and celebration. You’ll hear Ama entice us with a short passage from her book, paint a picture of the sounds and sights of Vanier, and talk about the importance of supporting Black, African and Afro-Carribean writing, music, art, etc., because there is neighter enough, nor is there a limit. Close your eyes and let Ama’s voice take you away on a trip that will leave you feeling inspired and full of hope for a world where everyone is seen and celebrated.
Ama Ouattara is an Ottawa-based documentary photographer from Ivory Coast. After studying communication and public relations at the University of Ottawa (2018) and a certificate in mental health from the University of Toronto and the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) (2020), she publishes her first photo-book based on the Afrodiasporic communities of Canada – DJRIBO volume 1: The little story to galvanize the troops. She was awarded the Leadership and Inspiration Award from the University of Ottawa, the Welcoming Ambassador of the City of Ottawa Award (2018) and the distinction: 100 black women to watch in Canada in 2019.
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