I was really delighted a couple of weeks ago to be invited by Ida Horner, editor of the wonderful Africa on the Blog, to contribute a guest post. My only instructions were to write something related to Africa and so I decided to take the opportunity to do a little bit of research into the perceptions towards Africa amongst my European friends and family. The finished article is here – hope you like it.But don’t just look at my piece – I strongly recommend you stop a while and check out some of the great writing on that site. For a start I would recommend their end of 2012 list of African gold medalists – a really inspiring and surprising list. And for balance you may wish to check out the rather less uplifting sin bin list.
A few other of my favourites from the last year are:
Why does adversity fail to reveal African genius by David Mpanga
Homosexuality in Malawi – how objective is the local media? by Jimmy Kainja
Africa rising into the mainstream – is this what we want? by Ossob Mohamud