Rectifying Africa’s Distorted Image

It is time to change our image of Africa.

Critics say that for too long now, aid organizations, foreign diplomats, politicians and journalists look at this vast continent as a convenient photo-opportunity to illustrate victimhood and desperation.

And few men are more forceful in advocating a change in how we perceive Africa than Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina.  Al Jazeera sat down with one of the continent’s most influential young authors to explore why the world is still not understanding Africa, and how to break the lens of media distortion.

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