Welcome to DINKINESH!
At DINKINESH, our vision for the Afrofuture is rooted in an abundant history. Our boutique takes its name from a 3.2 million year old collection of human remains found in the Afar Triangle in Ethiopia. In Amharic, DINKINESH means “you are marvelous”. This divine ancestor inspired us to unearth contemporary treasures as part of our collection. With a culturally rich past and limitless present, our boutique provides tools to guide you into a stellar Afrofuture.
DINKINESH is a bounty of unique goods from Afrofuturist artists and creators. As part of the Manifest Destiny exhibit curated by DINKINESH founder Ingrid LaFleur, we launched July 2019. Our store features lawn signs of artist Alisha Wormsley’s iconic “THERE ARE BLACK PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE” billboard, currently on display on the corner of Library Street and Grand River Blvd in Downtown Detroit. Proceeds from the sale of these lawn signs will go to the Heidelberg Arts Leadership Academy and will bring Detroit youth to Ghana as part of an extraordinary Diasporic cultural exchange. This iteration of DINKINESH was designed by Utē Petit.
DINKINESH at the Library Street Collective
Address: 1260 Library Street, Detroit MI, 48226
Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 12-6 pm