Africa: The Exotic Frontier

From fashion advertisements to travel campaigns, not excluding the movie industry, the Euro-American depiction of Africa is endless and boundless. Far from the real, the tendency is to romanticize the land and its inhabitants, illustrating to the world those image(s) that satisfy the advertiser’s imaginative fantasies. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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African Identity in a Globalized World

Many have various definitions of their idea – stimulated by the imagination – of ‘African’. Time and again we hear the claim, “he/she is not ‘African’ enough”. Often, not thinking how the claim “African enough” is justified. What is an African identity? Is it something that can be defined in a single term, like a single story against its…

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