Al Qasimi critiques Conrad's 'racist ideas' at IPA's Nairobi congress

Al Qasimi critiques Conrad's 'racist ideas' at IPA's Nairobi congress

Joseph Conrad had “racist ideas” and National Geographic magazine is guilty of “generalisations” about Africa, said the United Arab Emirates’ Sheikha Bodour al Qasimi, vice-president of the International Publishers Association (IPA), at the IPA’s second conference on African publishing in Nairobi on Saturday (15th June). 

She told delegates that while a new surge of African writers was “taking the world by storm”, they were fighting an unfair battle “against established notions of cultural superiority and universal status quo.  They are doing a great job of sharing Africa’s stories, but th...

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