ImageNations Among the Best 40 Blogs for African Studies Students
I woke up this morning to a fantastic news: ImageNations has been listed as one of the best 40 blogs for African Studies Students organised by Accredited Online College. This is what the release says:
Though it appears every night on the news, there’s plenty that most people don’t understand about the African continent. Many students, fascinated by the snippets of politics and culture that seep through the media, classrooms and museums, take to studying the diverse peoples and places that come to define it. Whether they focus more on the art or the economics (and everything in between!), they discover the realities that lay both behind and beyond the familiar images of children with AK-47s and emaciated villagers. Even those who have not chosen such a major, minor or elective should still make an effort to understand the truth of the African nations — their strengths, their weaknesses, their relationships, their history and their cultures. Though neither comprehensive nor listed in any particular order, the following blogs provide an excellent start towards understanding a volatile and controversial corner of the planet. All of them provide different perspectives from different backgrounds and different nations and cities, making them appropriate for readers hoping to see issues from multiple angles rather than through a singularly "Western" filter.
Please click here for the full list. However, I thank all my readers whose comments and critiques have helped me over the years to stick to my goal of Promoting African Literature. If we don't do it for ourselves no one would do it for us. Hurray!