We are together. That is our message for this second digital issue of Nataal. As the global upheavals of the past year pulled so many of us apart, we want to focus on some of the things that can bring us close again. That might mean being physically together, sharing good food around a table or dancing as one to uplifting, healing music. Equally, it might mean actively creating a collective that unites energies and offers a home for like-minds to feel seen and heard. For this issue’s guest editor, Willy Ndatira, it means curating the work of five Black photographers whose practices naturally speak to themes of community. His special section is a clarion call for a renewed kinship that transgresses geographical, racial and social barriers to embrace the strengths that comes from ‘we’. It’s these messages that have always been at the heart of Nataal. We stand for diverse storytelling and bringing myriad voices and perspectives together to celebrate Africa’s creative community around the globe.