A collection of African fables and stories, created for a digital audience.
These are tales of love, revenge, magic, and morality.
"Without stories we would go mad."
“These were our bedtime stories. Tales that haunted our parents and made them laugh at the same time. We never understood them until we were fully grown and they became our sole inheritance.”
About Pixel Fable
Where do these fables come from?
Each story is part of the oral history of the Tiv people of central Nigeria. Tiv people have a rich oral and artistic history, and fables like this were told to us as children.
Where does the concept of Pixel Fable come from?
This project comes from the concept of Afro-Futurism. It is rooted in history and African cosmologies, and uses pieces of the past, both technological and analog, to build the future. It is concerned with African consciousness, especially in the Diaspora, and it explores the methodology of liberation.
Why this? Why now?
For this collection of fables, I wanted to take the oral stories from my childhood and transfer them onto the web. They now exist outside the collective memory of the Tiv people, and live as pixels on our global collective memory. Every digital narrative that we build deepens that shared digital experience. Pixel Fable is my way of contributing.
What technology is involved here?
Getting Pixel Fable built has meant using a variety of code and markup: Flash Builder, FLARManager, PaperVision3D, After Effects, HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery, as well as other crowd favorites like Photoshop.
I have a great story idea. How do I get in touch with you?
I'm on Twitter: @senongo
Drop me a message on my website: senongo.net/contact