More stereotypes

Here’s an interesting blog about why every novel on Africa has the same cover image.  Its not about development, per se, but what interested me most is that it shows that the development sector is just one perpetrator of myths amongst many.  We need to be conscious about the fact that we, too, are influenced by a wider set of cultural norms that infiltrate media, art, film and literature.  The question is: what is our role in combatting these myths and representations more widely?  We can merely be influenced by them, or we can seek to influence proactively.

http://qz.com/207527/the-reason-every-book-about-africa-has-the-same-cover-and-its-not-pretty/

 

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One Response to More stereotypes

  1. Mike Bird says:

    One for Private Eye’s “Bookalikes”!

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