Investigating common misconceptions and stereotypes of Africa.


Africa or Not

From the Royal Geographical Society
Use this link to view a PowerPoint presentation from the Royal Geographical Society.
Were you surprised by any of the answers?

http://answersafrica.com/africa-facts.html

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/7-common-misconceptions-about-africa.html

http://goafrica.about.com/od/peopleandculture/tp/Top-10-Myths-About-Africa.htm


Reality Check: Africa is not a country
"Do you speak African? Well, neither do the 1 billion people on the continent.
Africa is home to 54 different nations, more than 2,000 languages and four of the world's 10 fastest growing economies, but is often painted with a sweeping stroke of doom and gloom.
In this week's Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan exposes popular misconceptions about the African continent."

Word Association



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http://dignifyafricamovement.org/articles/creating-africa-in-the-foreign-media%E2%80%99s-imagination-graduate-students%E2%80%99-views-on-africa.aspx


The Danger of a Single Story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TED Talks


http://www.ted.com Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.