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Sankofa Literary & Empowerment Group

Faded Shapes

Founded by the award-winning author and entrepreneur Abena Sankofa Imhotep, Sankofa Literary & Empowerment Group is committed to creating learning spaces where community meets culture, and history meets legacy.


Sankofa Strategies Consulting


Transformative guidance for next generation leaders through a range of services from C-suite leadership development to equity audits, and more. Abena and her team have more than 35 years of combined experience in senior leadership, talent acquisition, research and analysis, strategic planning, cultural competency, and community engagement. 


Sankofa Literary Academy


Dedicated to realizing a world where all children love to read, the Academy is a literacy incubator that expands access to diverse books and supports emerging readers and writers.


Culture Keeper Books & Things


A niche bookshop carrying classic and contemporary titles, as well as hand-carved West African accouterments. Opens on the first Friday of each month at Sankofa Literary & Empowerment Group in Des Moines, Iowa.

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