“And the world weeps with them…”, narrates the solemn 70s commentator over images of children in Biafra, bloated by kwashiorkor. These are the opening shots of the documentary film, The Trouble With Aid, which screened on the BBC last week, a documentary by Ricardo Pollack problematising the growth of humanitarian aid through an episodic look […]
My man Gregory Mann, a historian of Francophone West Africa, based at Columbia University (he’s on leave this academic year at Stanford University’s Humanities Center) sent me this image from a 1970s leftist French magazine on Africa, “Aujourd’hui l’Afrique” (Africa Today). I love the design. And the politics, of course.