Johny Pitts

Johny Pitts is the founder of, an online user-generated journal which is part of the Guardian’s ‘Africa Network’. In October 2018, Pitts organised the Looking B(l)ackSymposium at the Bozar cultural centre in Brussels, which was a weekend of talks and performances dedicated to the notion of BlackTravel. Pitts has received various awards for his work exploring African-European identity, including a Decibel Penguin Prize and an ENAR (European Network Against Racism) award. In 2012, Pittscollaborated with Caryl Phillips on a photographic essay about London’s immigrant communities for the BBC and Arts Council.


Johny Pitts on Afropean