Mulenga Kapwepwe

Mulenga Kapwepwe is an award-winning author and playwright. Mukenga’s creativity was encouraged by her father, former vice president of Zambia, Simon Kapwepwe who was an author himself. She began writing her own plays early on in her career with a lack of formal theatre education. Mulenga’s passion is preserving the history and culture of her people. In 2016, she co-founded the Zambian Museum of women's history, an initiative to spotlight Zambian women who have contributed to the country's traditional and contemporary history. She believes African proverbs are life hacks, and so should be preserved and passed on to generations. Mulenga sits on many boards and chairs many art and literary institutions in Zambia. She also owns a football academy for women, some of whom have gone on to play for the Zambian women's football team.

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Betty Kankam-Boadu

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Writer • Editor • Executive Director: Short Story Day Africa • Designer

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Florence Devouard

Inspiring Open: Executive Producer

Consultant • Speaker • Free Knowledge Advocate. Senior International Project Manager. Former ChairWoman of Wikimedia Foundation.

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Inspiring Open is a podcast series from Wiki Loves Woman – a project of Wiki in Africa. It is available across multiple platforms under a free licence (CC BY SA). The series is free to access and free to share, redistribute, reuse, and remix.

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