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If you have NEVER been to Africa, when someone mentions "Africa" or you hear "Africa", what is the FIRST thing that comes into your mind?

People associate different regions/continent based on media, informational material, myths, stereotypes and such. The main idea of this discussion is to find out what people who never had "first hand experience" think about the continent. Thanks for your contribution.

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      Mar 26 2013: Hey Kunal,

      I am deeply Kenyan...writing..talking, smell is all Kenyan..lol. Habari gani? I know so many Asian particularly Indian who lives in Nairobi (Parkland) not forgetting the spicy smell coming off the Indian shop...( I love passing by the shop just for the spicy scent).
      I know Dr. David Owuor and I agree, prayers can change people. People need to change way of thinking and I tend to believe that Kenyans are prayerful but it seem they lack a clear understanding of what nature/God expect of us.
      In regards to wealthy vs. middle class...I tend to lean more to blaming both the oppressor and the oppressed. We sometime 100% take oppressed as a victim and never as a perpetrator. Oppressed too have a huge responsibility to play...it is their duty to say NO to oppression otherwise, the oppressor will think that the platform is smooth as usual to move the dice....

      Love Mary

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