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Introducing Africa to the OMG crowd February 5, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jender @ 12:11 pm

This is a really interesting essay that touches on: postcolonialism, perceptions of distant others, immunity of theories to revision by evidence, audience interpretation, context, communication, privilege (of various kinds), empathy and probably a host of other philosophical topics as well.

 

One Response to “Introducing Africa to the OMG crowd”

  1. Kristin Says:

    What a wonderful essay and project. The best response I can think of is to repost the link to Chimanadas Adiche’s thought provoking TED talk on the Danger of the Single Story, and how we all fall into constructing those stories: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Ihs241zeg

    This is true in how we outside of “Africa” have come to believe in the single story of Africa as though it is one entity, and again in framing it simply as a place needing our help.


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