Rethinking ‘Africa’


Amazing portrayal of the worlds you might find if you dare to look behind stereotypes..

“Before leaving for Africa, I keep getting the same response,

“Wow… that’s exciting,”
followed up by the inevitable trio of questions I don’t get before
going to Brussels or Holland,
“So what are you going to be doing over there?
Are you going on a safari? Or volunteering?”
Volunteering? My time?

The money it costs me to fly to Nairobi? The eyeball usage interval required to take in the windswept Serengeti of northwest Tanzania?

“Volunteering” what?!?

(…)

I’m going to fall in love with food again, for the first time
fall in love up to my elbows in Lentil Stew soaked-injera, feel my fingers giving birth to uses far bigger and more meaningful than manic button clicking and cold handshakes

(…)

and by the way,
it is too massive, too different, too many things all at once to always just call it by one name, so get it right ­…”

Save Africa by Carlos Andres Gomez