Beauty. Innocence. Hope.
Those are the three words that come to mind when I think of Africa, but it is a vision that not many get to see first hand.
Instead, people see death, disease and disrepair when they think of Africa because that is what is portrayed in the news.
And to tell you the truth, it was what I thought of Africa before I visited the continent.
My stay was very brief— only one month in Kenya— but that glimpse left a lasting impression.
The customs are different, the government is corrupt and death and disease are present— this is all true— but then again, a society’s customs will always be different to someone, a government is always corrupt to some extent and death and disease will be present wherever you may go.
So then why does this define Africa according to the “West”?
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