S U N U is a Wolof word meaning "our." It represents the collective and togetherness.

SUNU: Journal of African Affairs, Critical Thought + Aesthetics is produced by a collective of young intellectuals, activists and artists who, through literary work, research papers and compelling visuals, engage critically African issues and topics at continental, regional, national and international levels. It will delve beneath the surface to identify theories, practices and representations at the nexus of (but not limited to) human rights, development, visual culture, post-colonial ideologies, literature, history, socio-economic conditions, social movements, cultural theories and practices.

SUNU's mission is to amplify the youth voice and contribute to strengthening their collective consciousness in critical engagement with African affairs, and aesthetics.