All About Nicholas Kristof

I try not to post about either Nicholas Kristof or Jeffrey Gettleman, the Henry Morton Stanleys of their age.  But even I could not resist this video. In the clip, Kristof sets out to draw attention to the fact that women do all the hard, physical work in Congo (well Eastern Congo to be exact): like carrying water or wood, or working in low level construction. So far so good. But then he turns out it into a spectacle by focusing all the attention on himself.

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Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs

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


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