TED Conversations

mary kariuki

This conversation is closed.

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.


Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb
    Mar 27 2013: European invasions, systematic devaluing and erasure of evidence of African inventions in math medicince the arts building,religion and science, removal of Egypt as a example of African civilization by acedemics and white scholars,and media, great resource of knowledge that remains unknown regarding how humans could live in large groups without a psychologhy of scarcity underlying every facet of their behaviour
    • thumb
      Mar 28 2013: OMG, Carolyn...You should become a teacher and enlighten people especially kids about civilization, mathematics, medicine and such. It is so funny how most of us never know history of most amazing things.
      Yes most people don't know about this side of Africa just because most rely on media for information and stereotypes.
      And yes we can all live as one beautiful global family with enough resources and happiness by our side.

      Love, Mary

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.