About Us

Sankofa Video and Bookstore (SVB), founded in 1998 by filmmaking couple, Haile and Shirikiana Gerima, specializes in books and videos about people of African descent around the world.   Named after the internationally acclaimed film of the same name (produced by the founders), Sankofa carries with it an expectation of quality and discovery.  Sankofa Café was added to the premises in 2007 adding a combined charm to the video and book business that attracts the hungry and the inquisitive


2714 Georgia Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA



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