Hat tip to reader, perspectivehere, in sharing this important perspective (through our Open Forum) from the continent of Africa, from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, where in this 20-minute talk to a TED audience, she warns against a dominant Western narrative about other peoples on the planet. It’s called, “The danger of a single story.” Adichie’s words must be spread. As perspective rightly noted:
This is one of the problems that Hidden Harmonies is trying to address is to present voices that are different from and challenge the one-sided stories we often see in the western media about China.
Especially as relates to China and Africa’s relationship, the Western media have been propagandizing it as one of neo-colonialism. The truth could not be further. For an informative debate, head over to Ray‘s recent article, “Debunking Myth of China exploiting Africa Again!”
Or as this individual from Ghana said at a talk (at the 51m34s time in the video) by Eric X Li, Africa can decide for itself. He said China has shown Africa much more respect than the West and in many instances Africans find that alone to be even compelling to work with the Chinese.