24. Februar 2014

Binyavanga Wainaina: Rewriting Africa


Talk to Al Jazeera:
"It is time to change our image of Africa. Critics say that for too long now, aid organisations, foreign diplomats, politicians and journalists have been stuck looking at this vast continent as a convenient photo-opportunity to illustrate victimhood and desperation. And few men are more forceful in advocating a change in how we perceive Africa than Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina. Talk to Al Jazeera sat down with one of the continent's most influential young authors to explore why the world is still not understanding Africa, and how to break the lens of media distortion."

And while we are at it, check out this new series: We Must Free Our Imaginations.
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