AFRICAN WOMEN DON'T DO FASHION

Sub-Saharan Africa does not bring to mind an image of a woman with perfectly manicured nails flipping through glossy magazines in search of the latest handbag or celebrity haircut.

It would be interesting to know what the writer of this opening paragraph for a news story in today’s ‘The New York Times’ about women’s fashion magazines (like Arise, HauTe, Helm and True Love) on the continent was thinking?

[Apart from that unfortunate opening sentence the story is very decent and comprehensive.]

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is the Founder and Editor of Africa is a Country. He is on the international affairs faculty of The New School in New York.

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