ACS 11 Our Images of Africa You will need: Pen and paper A group of 3 or 4. What do you already know about Africa?. Write down the first 5 words that you think of when you hear the word “Africa.” . WARNING. “A picture is worth a thousand words…”.
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Write down the first 5 words that you think of when you
hear the word “Africa.”
Discuss in your groups for 1 minute each:
What messages do the following images send us about life in Africa?
Do you think they are accurate?
How do you react to each picture?
Nineteenth century philosopher Friedrich Hegel once described Africans as “a people without a history.”
Europeans during this era often referred to Africa as
“The Dark Continent.”
Do you think these are fair statements? Why or why not?
Where do you think these perceptions may have come from?