Culture is a messy business, says new leader of the African Studies Center


….Yet misconceptions about Africa abound, beginning with ideas about its uniformity. His list of enduring misconceptions about Africa? “That it’s all the same country; that everyone is poor and starving; that all governments are corrupt; that all African cultures are all small-scale, communal and, basically, not us — a very primitivist vision of the continent.”
http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/article/159410


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