How to Pre-Order Your Copy of ‘WHAT it Takes’ The Journey of a Young African Creative by Creative Nestlings
I know you know us as the cool kids but Creative Nestlings are the cool kids that cool kids like us want to be. The South African based Creative Network and Agency does more than just talking about young African Creatives, they go out there and do the damn thing!
What it Takes features Nestlings founder Zimbabwean Creative dillion s. phiri as he visits and collects advice from over 60 young African creatives who have made it work as a passion and business.
“We revisit them in their spaces as they share their greatest lessons on starting, failure, success, passion, quitting, health, family, balance and the all-important business of creativity”, said a publicity statement.
The book follows the journeys, insights, and ideas from creatives that have spoken at Nestling’s Conversations On Creativity talk series.
“The book aims to inspire, educate and celebrate African creativity from the experiences of actual African creatives.”
The book features Creative individuals from vast backgrounds; Itumeleng on investing in your energy account, Anelisa Mangcu on starting, Andile Buka on bringing life to your work, Tiisetso Molobi aka urbanmosadi on the business of creativity, Nereya Otieno on pacing yourself through self doubt, Gareth Pon on finding your voice, Sindiso Nyoni on putting in the work, Maneo Mohale on the elusion of perfection, Rendani Nemakhavhani on collaboration and Atang Tshikare on success as a fantasy – to name a few.
The self-published book is a collaborative effort featuring members of the Creative Nestlings for photography, design, and illustrations; more specifically the cover illustrations are by Musonda Kabwe and the whole book is designed by South African social impact agency Samuel.
The soft cover version of the book is available for pre-order for what we consider an affordable R350 (US$25), keeping in mind it features 148 Pages of pure Creative inspiration. Yup, we’re here for this!
You can make your pre-order here.
Check out the full list of featured creatives there.