Africa Rising: Let’s not mistake hype for reality and hope for achievement

By Tatenda Chinondidyachii Mashanda – DRG Fellow   In his racist novel Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad points to the image of Africa as “the other world,” the antithesis of Europe and therefore of civilization. His description of Africans as savage is unpalatable; at least to a conscious reader. Featuring images of emaciated children, Conrad…