books for
burning it all down
planting seeds in the ashes
becoming rooted
breaking the attention economy
reenchanting the earth
books for hoping
beyond the end of the world

Natty Mark Samuels

Natty Mark Samuels, dubbed “Oxford’s botanical folklorist” by OX Magazine,
travels to botanical gardens, youth centers, and carnivals throughout the U.K.
telling the stories and singing the songs of African and Caribbean flora. In
2009, seeing that none of Oxford’s universities offered undergraduate tuition
in African Studies, Samuels founded the African School, where he teaches
classes on African folklore, art, and culture for the general public.