The New York Times has again featured strikingly “normal” photos of “everyday Africa” in its Lens feature. These photos highlight the growing acceptance of the idea that by concentrating on what works in Africa — and resisting the pernicious urge to fetishize the pathological — serious people around the world are revising and revamping their committment to “heart of darkness” images and ideas about life in the sub-Saharan. Long overdue, the movement to celebrate the normal, and to promote African solutions to Africa problems — conceived, delivered and sustained by Africans — continues to deepen and grow.
Sep 16 2013
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