Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hurrah for Kony 2012 and Africa’s Invisible Children

Ikhide has a very refreshing take on the recent YouTube video about a certain Joseph Kony of Uganda. Some African intellectuals have taken offense at the video, describing it as an example of white people's condescending image of Africa. I basically share Ikhide's main thesis: Most African intellectuals are more interested in the image of Africa than in individual African lives. That is a sorry state of African intellectual quest.
Ikhide though sometimes wanders into the minefield of chattiness and invariably steps on unexploded mines of generalization, or even non sequitur. Otherwise the guy is great.

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