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Ruth Fernández


Ruth Fernández Sanabria (Tenerife, 1987) began her travels in Africa when she visited Senegal as part of a cooperation program organised by the Canary Islands Network of Solidarity Schools. Since then, she has sought to combine her journalistic work with her travels through the continent. In addition to her blog, she collaborates with, a web-based magazine specialising in African art and culture, as well as the Ahora África program on Canarias Radio.

She has published numerous articles on the African continent for the magazine Juventud Canaria, for La Opinión de Tenerife and CoPeriodistas. She has also collaborated with the IEPALA Foundation in research projects on ethnicity in Angola and participated in lectures with the Africa Andando educational program.

Her main interest is to promote a more realistic narrative of Africa, delving deeper into its contexts, initiatives seeking change and improvement and emphasising the richness, diversity and creativity of African arts.

Update: 8 April 2016


Has participated in

Africa as a story

Lecture by Chigozie Obioma