Tuesday, December 1, 2009

How Not to Write About Africa, by Binyavanga Wainaina

Narrated by Djimon Hounsou:
Thank you Binyavanga, for writing this!! And thank you Djimon, for narrating this important short video on the ridiculousness of how non-Africanists speak and write about one continent with many diverse nations and even more diverse human cultures and languages. Kind of like North America and Australia, except with way more nations and way less stigma.

In addition to the little white girl in the opening image, I hope all adult whites are also listening and are taking careful notes.

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