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How and How Not to View Africa

By posted at 2:30 pm on April 29, 2012 1

Mama Hope, a group that works with local African organizations “to connect them with the resources required to transform their own communities,” has released a great promo featuring four young men who are tired of Hollywood’s African stereotypes. Their complaints are reminiscent of those enumerated in Binyavanga Wainaina’s classic essay “How to Write about Africa,” and also in Laura Seay’s great article from last week, “How Not to Write About Africa.”





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One Response to “How and How Not to View Africa”

  1. dejiridoo
    at 11:42 am on April 30, 2012

    There is also a great site that targets African youth. It covers the latest music, film, arts, and pop culture.

    http://www.thisisafrica.me/

    –dejiridoo

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