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Mistaking Africa: Problem Defined
On a recent trip to South Africa, I experienced some of the misunderstanding that Curtis Keim explains in his book, Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind. As I was giving a walking tour of Zonkizizwe, South Africa (the township I had been living in for three months working at a children’s center) to a visiting group of Michigan State University students, several girls began to take pictures of children standing by the side of the road.
So I woke up early this morning to finish up some stuff for work.
In the background I was listening to the news and there was a promo for "Regis and Kelly" with them saying that Carla Gugino was going to be on the show.
This literally made me choke up again because I shared this experience more times than I care to remember.