“The white savior supports brutal policies in the morning, founds charities in the afternoon, and receives awards in the evening.”

This is an old piece but it’s worth sharing. Nigerian born, US based writer Teju Cole on the ‘white saviour industrial complex’. I used one of his tweets recently in a report and a presentation – here’s a link to the full list of his tweets on this topic and his article that’s very relevant to debates on development, privilege and ‘helping Africa’. http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-white-savior-industrial-complex/254843/

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