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 an independent, Pan-African, transdisciplinary publication  produced biannually. The journal publishes original works by a diverse collective of young and emerging intellectuals, artists, writers, curators and activists. Through literary, visual, and scholarly works,  SUNU Journal's contributors engage critically with African and Afro-diasporic themes and topics at continental, regional, national and international levels. SUNU Journal delves beneath the surface to identify theories, practices and representations at the nexus of (but not limited to) human rights, development, visual culture, post-colonial theory, literature, history, socio-economic conditions, social movements, cultural theories and practices.