Jul 5, 2022
In celebration of Africa Week, Dipo Faloyin discusses his book
"Africa Is Not A Country: Breaking Stereotypes of Modern Africa."
This portrait of modern Africa pushes back against harmful
stereotypes to tell a much more comprehensive story.
In this funny and insightful book, Dipo offers a much-needed corrective to the simplistic stereotype of Africa as an arid landscape of famines and safaris, plagued by poverty and strife. He examines each country's colonial heritage, and explores a wide range of subjects, from chronicling urban life in Lagos and the lively West African rivalry over who makes the best Jollof rice, to the story of democracy in seven dictatorships and the dangers of stereotypes in popular culture. "Africa Is Not A Country" brings the story of the continent towards reality, celebrating the energy and fabric of its different cultures and communities in a way that has never been done before.
Visit http://g.co/TalksAtGoogle/AfricaIsNotACountry to watch the video.