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OFF TO Magazine Dakar Issue

OFF TO Magazine
Dakar IssueOFF TO Magazine
Dakar Issue
English, French


160 pages
200 x 260 mm
ISSN 2777-2578


It is still time to leave your certainties on the plane. OFF TO is landing in Dakar and I’m telling you, you’re going to be put through the wringer. From the utmost poetic situations to the most improbable scenes of life, you will quickly feel at home in this city of a thousand contrasts and contradictory messages. Because if there is one thing that the Senegalese master, it is to suspend the time for the best sometimes for the worst, for who does not follow the natural rhythm of the day.  Dakar is not anticipated, it is a spontaneous city. A city that tests you and embraces you with the same intensity.  You will get angry while negotiating your «official» cab at the airport and you won’t even have passed the first tollgate because «here in Senegal», we like verbal jousting as well as sharpened jokes.  You will meet magnetic characters like Khadija Ba, our Cover-Girl, designer in the «Pop-boubou-broderies» style and owner of the store «Le Sandaga». Khadija embodies the Dakar of yesterday and today and it is with her and no one else that we wanted to introduce this magazine.

About the Magazine
OFF TO is a biannual, atemporal and bilingual magazine which offers a unique perspective on African cities. Dedicated to the discovery of a major African city, through the eyes of those who are shaping and living it, OFF TO is a starting point for a conversation about our futures. The magazine addresses the challenges ahead of us whether they are economic, cultural, social, urban or environmental. It’s also a travel guide that calls upon the visitor’s common sense to understand Africa’s urban spaces and the cultures subtleties that define them.