Sunday, January 24, 2010

How Not to Write about Africa

Check out this great video which critiques the way Western authors (and journalists, television, newspapers, charities, bloggers, etc., etc.) portray Africa and African peoples.

Although I feel that the message of the video is insightful, it was ironically sponsored by (Red), that Bono-run organization which promotes the idea that Western consumerism can somewhat save Africa (which it portrays as a monolithic entity). Interesting. Any thoughts?

Peace, Steph :)

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