Nnedi Okorafor

Remote Control

Book launch event



Video· Books · Cafe

A sanctuary for Pan-African culture

since '98.


“We revolt simply because,

for many reasons,

we can no longer breathe

– Frantz Fanon

 Featured Books


I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver"


- Maya Angelou

Upcoming Events

  • Tue, Jan 19
    Online event. Registration in description.
    Nnedi Okorafor's "Remote Control" Book Launch Event
    Remote Control Book Launch Event : Nnedi Okorafor in Conversation with Glory Edim.

New Arrivals

Since '98

Founded by Shirikiana and Haile Gerima and named after the internationally acclaimed film SANKOFA they produced. It's symbol, the Sankofa Bird, looks backward constantly checking as she moves into the future.


Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe is liberated territory that hopes to be a place where thoughtful consideration of the past and future can take place via books, films, and programming particularly generated by and about people of African Descent.

Films by The Founders


Help us meet our goal to donate 1000 books and Black independent movies (DVD's) to families.  

Never Miss An Event!

Our operating hours have temporarily changed due to covid 19 

The Bookstore is open 10am - 6pm everyday.

Sankofa Cafe is now open  8am - 6pm .