Narratives of Africa

From empty sky Wed Feb 6 2013, 04:21:00

Some important and on-going debate has been sparked recently by Oxfam's See Africa Differently campaign. This is Tom Murphy's latest contribution to the debate on Humanosphere. He makes the important point that there is a risk of replacing one simplistic narrative (everyone is starving) with another ("Africa rising" or, in the case of Oxfam, "Africa = pretty"). This isn't really a contribution

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